Monday, November 3, 2008

Healing America's Sick Schools .. Boston Globe

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GROVER WHITEHURST, who heads the research arm of the US Department of Education, says that the quality of education research today is the rough equivalent of medical research in the 1920s. That's a scary thought. After all, Americans of that era enjoyed not much greater than a 50-50 chance of benefiting from an encounter with the medical system.

"We're trying to fill huge deficiencies in knowledge," says Whitehurst, the director of the federal Institute of Education Sciences. "The problem is out in front of the research."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Separate curriculum writing from research and nationalize curriculum with one textbook. Its the only way that you will ensure equity. Once again, social justice should prevail over money.