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Posted on Dec 30, 2011 - 06:00 AM | Teachers | Comments (0)

Teachers are taking a lot of the blame for America’s poor ranking in education (currently 26th in the world), and there’s a strong call from the Gates Foundation and plenty of others to improve the quality of teachers. They’re pushing for standardized tests, performance review, merit pay and other enforcement measures.   All this talk raises another important question: if teachers improve, are we willing to pay them more?   Teacher Quality vs. Teacher Pay   US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, education historian Diane Ravitch and other supporters make ... More

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 - 05:00 AM | News | Comments (0)

RSC Your College Prep Expert has compiled a list of the Top 10 Education Stories of 2011. Many, like Occupy Wall Street, received major media attention, while others were little noticed but significant nonetheless.   In reverse order, here are the top stories of 2011:   10. Harvard No Longer Number One. US News & World Report dropped the Ivy League stalwart into a tie for first place with fellow Ivy Leaguer Princeton, and for the first time since it began ranking the world’s colleges 8 years ago, Times Higher Education pulled Harvard from the top spot. Harvard’s s... More




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