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Archive of posts published in the tag: Achievement Gap

Test scores, wealth and seeing red

The Department of Education released its annual Michigan school rankings and test results. Do we know…

Suburban schools out-perform state in new, ignominious way

Suburban schools have long believed they were different from everyone else, and in many respects…

Let’s differentiate extrinsic, intrinsic drivers for public education policy

The Grosse Pointe News published my response to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s guest…

A tale of two tests

I am very proud of Grosse Pointe North High School. This past spring Jay Matthews and…

Free and reduced lunch is a factor from top to bottom

Standardized test performance is central to almost anything discussed today in education.  Governors across the…

Mix tests, accountability with caution

Today in Grosse Pointe high school students and those all across the state will convene…

The 3 R’s of Accountability: Readiness, Rhetoric and Reality

Self proclaimed education reformers and self-proclaimed voices of public education volley statistics back and forth…

Meters, Feet… What’s the difference?

This week the Grand Rapids Press editorial board endorsed the the Michigan State Board of…

Martin Luther King, the Other America, and Grosse Pointe

On March 14, 1968 Martin Luther King delivered one of his last speeches in what…

Which came first: Bad schools or poverty?

There’s more buzz about public education – with a large subtext about the politics of…

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