Are teachers really serving their students well?

This week, Deloitte LLP released a report based on its national educational survey asking 401 teachers what they thought was their primary mission. Deloitte then asked 601 lower-income students what they thought was the most important purpose of high school. The report suggests that there is a major disconnect between what students want out of

Are reading lessons really necessary in high school?

In its most recent report, Time to Act: An agenda for advancing adolescent literacy for college and career success, the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy finds that “the [reading] status quo in middle and high schools in America is based on a 20th-century vision of the literacy and skills needed to succeed

A leak in the core

Several months ago, a collaboration of major education organizations began work on a high-profile effort to develop common core standards in English language arts and mathematics based on exemplary state standards and benchmarked to top-performing countries. The effort is led by the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Governors Association (NGA) in partnership