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Can an iPad run Drug Wars? Oh... it can?

The TI-83 graphic calculator is still a standby for mathematics education in America. This Mic.com article looks at some of the causes and effects of that fact. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Oct 18, 2015 - 99 comments

Diane Ravitch on reining in school reform

"this obsession with testing and using test scores to punish students and teachers —that’s the crisis"
posted by spamandkimchi on Sep 16, 2014 - 27 comments

Another way the school testing regime is rigged against the impoverished

Meredith Broussard at The Atlantic discusses another way the system of standardized testing is rigged against the underclass - thanks to the incestuous relationship between testmakers and textbook manufacturers, the tests are easy to pass - if the students are taught from the right textbooks, which many poorer districts simply cannot afford. [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Jul 15, 2014 - 36 comments

The Worst 8th Grade Math Teacher In New York City

Would you want Carolyn Abbott, the worst 8th grade math teacher in New York City, to teach your kids? Probably. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on May 19, 2012 - 58 comments

No Child Left Behind?

No Child Left Behind? States dumb down tests to avoid losing federal education funding.
posted by dogmatic on May 22, 2003 - 8 comments

Their learnding.

Their learnding. "American 15-year-olds rank average in reading, math and science skills among their peers in highly industrialized nations, results the U.S. education secretary says are unacceptable." The article does not speculate on the causes of the poor performance. What do you think? Underpaid, under-qualified teachers? Too much TV? Math-Class-Is-Tough Barbie?
posted by gazingus on Dec 4, 2001 - 41 comments

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