by Jeff Bryant, Answer Sheet, Washington Post
American public education seems to hurtle from one so-called crisis to the next. What’s the next one?
Just prior to the November election, an article in the education trade journal Education Week broke that Kentucky had gotten bad news back from its most recent round of school tests. The results were that the percent of students scoring “proficient” or better in reading and math had dropped by roughly a third or more in both elementary and middle schools.
[Parents: one of several articles/op-eds discussing concerns about the tests that measures the learning proficiency of common core standards]