Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Alum-lie

On the heels of the latest call by the NAACP for a charter school moratorium, there has been a media blitz started by The 74 about a report called ‘The Alumni’ in which they claim that charter school graduates go … Continue reading

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What Happened To The Math Regents? Part II

For the past few years in New York, the standardized math final exams for high school, known as ‘The Regents’ have been curved so that 30% was a passing score.  It didn’t used to be this way.  The relevant question … Continue reading

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What Happened To The Math Regents? Part I

When people try to defend the common core, they usually admit that there have been problems, but that the problem was “in the implementation.”  For once, they are right. The Regents exams have been given since the 1930s and have … Continue reading

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Does KIPP Deserve To Expand In Philly?

Charter schools are a large component of the modern education reform movement.  In theory, the charters will get better results because with the added autonomy they get, there is also added accountability.  A charter school can lose its charter for … Continue reading

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KIPP School Booted From US News Best Schools List

U.S. News and World Report publishes an annual list of the best high schools based on a metric involving mostly AP tests.  Two months ago I noticed something strange when examining the data for a KIPP high school in New … Continue reading

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