Wednesday, November 16, 2011
"You have maintained in [the Midwest] strong community support for your public schools. Where you have a strong community buy-in to the school systems, you tend to see the measurements that truly matter holding up very well." - Diane Ravitch, former assistant secretary of education.
Earlier this week in an editorial for the Omaha World Herald, columnist
Robert Nelson discusses the role of testing in school success
measurement. Nelson highlights inconsistency in scores, revealing a
flawed system that cannot possibly provide an accurate reflection of a
school's efficacy in keeping students engaged and preparing them for
life off campus.
In his article Nelson interviews Diane Ravitch, former Assistant
Secretary of Education in the George H.W. Bush administration, who had
this to say about our schools: "You've got excellent public schools and excellent community support for those schools in Nebraska."
It's no surprise that we agree.
Read Robert Nelson's article here
How should we be measuring school success?