Morning Round-up November 14, 2006

As Math Scores Lag, a New Push for the Basics NYT
For the second time in a generation, education officials are rethinking the teaching of math in American schools.

Just Whose Idea Was All This Testing?
How did we go from the Socratic method to an educational model shaped by standardized, normed, charted, graphed, regressed, calibrated and validated testing?

Gates: U.S. education system needs work Boston Globe
Specifically, he said the U.S. education system needs higher standards, clear accountability, flexible personnel practices and innovation.


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