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REFORM: We're All Headed To Toronto!

090728_EX_busEX This Newsweek article (Dumb Money) tells us that it's not just the US where use of data to evaluate teachers is controversial, that most of what is popular to do in education -- class size reduction and school modernization, for example -- is least effective, and that Toronto has eliminated the achievement gap has allegedly been eliminated despite a substantial immigrant population.  All aboard!

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I see my eqarlier response to this item has been deleted from the comments. No matter. The five paragraphs that constituted my original response, and a detailed criticism of the article, are posted on my blog. http://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2009/08/dumb-money-or-dumb-coverage.html

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