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The “Last Week Tonight” host dedicated the longest section of his HBO show Sunday to discussing the one thing teachers, students and parents all despise: standardized testing.
AP / Gerald Herbert
Countering the efforts of educational reformers—including President Obama and his Race to the Top crew—to blame teachers for student failures, researchers are finding that the growing gap between the affluent and the poor is the real villain.
It’s galling that civil rights groups would oppose Obama administration initiatives to improve failing schools—initiatives that hold the greatest promise for minority students.
White House / Pete Souza
We need to reclaim a broader vision, for we have terribly narrowed our thinking about school.
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