Tutoring Troubles

Mandate Aside, Private Tutors Aren't Always An Option Washington Post
The tutorless schools illustrate a tension in an essential aspect of the 2001 law intended to overhaul public education. The law seeks to create a marketplace of help for youngesters in failings schools, but private enterprise does not always mesh smoothly with the needs of poor, stuggling students.

Schools have no time for tutors Chicago Tribune
In Chicago's public schools, 230,000 students qualified to recieve free tutoring this year under the federal No Child Left Behind law. Only 66,500 actually got help. Those numbers look pretty bad, but compared with other cities around the country, they're outstanding.


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