The Students Are in Trouble

It’s bad news on the science front—at least when it comes to education. Two-thirds of United States fourth graders were not proficient in science in 2009. The situation wasn’t much better for older students.  Seventy percent of eighth-graders and 79 percent of 12th...

AYP–Burden or Benefit

Prince William County and Manassas schools had trouble meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals last school year, but is it poor education or extremely high standards that are responsible? In Prince William, 28 out of 82 schools didn’t meet AYP in 2009-10, up four...