August 27, 2012 | Posted At: 10:55 AM | Author: Alexander Russo | Category: (Who Cares What) Research Says , Teachers, Teaching, Unions , Urban Ed
Charts: Improving NAEP Scores Cut Both Ways
This chart from Mother Jones' Kevin Drum shows that NAEP scores are rising, which Drum suggests shows us that doomsayers are overstating their case (a point Slate's Matthew Yglesias echoed over the weekend). But the chart also illustrates that reform hasn't ruined American education, either, which suggests that those who are opposed to mainstream reform might be overstating their, case, too. Like I often say: They're both wrong. If only Drum could make that point, too.