What Happens When We Put Too Much Emphasis On Test Scores

Editor's note:  Paul Thomas is a professor of education at Furman University in Greenville, SC.  He taught high school English in rural South Carolina before moving to higher education.  A contributor to many education journals, his work is always grounded by his...

Survey Respondents Strongly Reject Appointed School Board

With the first 700 responses to our latest survey now in, it's time to see what folks are saying about the March 3 vote to change from an elected state school board to an appointed one. Some 95 percent say they will vote NO on this amendment.  (When we asked the same...

Your Opinion Counts. Don’t Forget To Take This Survey.

More than 600 people across Alabama have now responded to our survey about an elected vs. appointed state school board. But the more, the better. Go here to add your voice to those who have already taken the survey. And be sure and ask others to give us their opinion...

Former LEAD Academy Teacher Speaks Out

The voice on the other end of the phone line was polite, filled with the conviction of youth and disappointed that all people claiming to want the best for children are not sincere. I'd heard the same voice hundreds of times before.  Young people who had planned all...

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