"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

NAEP and the Headlines

One has to wonder what kind of magic realism that ED will muster to counter this kind of headline:

Students Show Few Gains Since 'No Child'

Math Up Slightly, Reading No Improvement

By Lois Romano
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 19, 2005; 11:57 AM

Despite a new federal educational testing law championed by the Bush administration, scores among fourth and eighth graders failed to show any improvements in reading, and showed only slow gains in math nationally during the past two years, according to a study released today. (Click here for full story.)

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