Education Groups Battle Teachers Unions in State Races
By Rachel Baye, The Center for Public Integrity
A dozen problems with charter schools
By Valerie Strauss , Washington Post
When Economists Strive to Disparage U.S. Schools, They Work Magic
Gene V Glass & David Berliner
This graph shows how much government money is spent on the average American student ($15,171 per student). According to a recent Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) report, that is more than any other developed country. Now where are the results?
In comparison, Japan spends $10,596 on average per student, $4,575 less. But Japanese students score higher than American ones by 33 points on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test. Mexico spends less than one-fifth ($2,993) of what the U.S. does per student, yet their students still score within 76 points of Americans.
Charter schools are cheating your kids:
New report reveals massive fraud, mismanagement, abuse
by PAUL ROSENBERG, Salon
of Various Subjects