It turns out that Jay Mathews is no friend of PISA, the assessment given to 15 year-olds around the globe to test their math, reading, and science literacy. And literacy is the key word here. Unlike other tests (such as state tests, NAEP and TIMSS), PISA aims to measure how well students can apply their
Buying airplane tickets. Making hotel reservations. Even technical support. The automation of all these jobs — the gradual shift to having them done by computers rather than people — suggests no. But as someone who’s programmed computers, I can tell you yes, you are smarter than a computer. Now, neither you nor I will ever
Now that school is back in session, you can bet that the issue of school funding will arise in school board and PTA meeetings. If you’re one whose eyes glaze over at the thought of dealing with this complex subject, we can help! The Center’s guide called Money Matters is just the ticket for understanding the ins and outs
President Obama will be speaking to the nation’s schoolchildren today at noon. For those of you who won’t be near a television, you can read his remarks here.