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National Assessment Of Educational Progress

WALTER WILLIAMS: Please stop helping us

WALTER WILLIAMS: Please stop helping us

While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, "Please Stop Helping Us," I thought about Will Rogers' prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls."

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Education establishment's success

WALTER WILLIAMS: Education establishment's success

Many view America's education system as a failure, but in at least one important way, it's been a success — a success in dumbing down the nation so we fall easy prey to charlatans, hustlers and quacks.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Lack of historical knowledge taints public debate

ANDREA NEAL: Lack of historical knowledge taints public debate

It’s little wonder that today’s political discourse is polarized. The folks doing most of the arguing know so little about the past that they cannot justify their views with historical evidence or data. So they appeal to emotion, name calling, stereotypes and hyperbole.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana needs Common Core to compete for future jobs

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana needs Common Core to compete for future jobs

In the next five years, nearly a quarter million U.S. jobs that require science, math, and engineering are likely to go unfilled because employers can't find candidates with the right skills. That's a huge opportunity for Hoosiers. Too bad Indiana legislators don't see any urgency about equi…

July 18, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lawmakers favor private education at public schools' expense

In an Indiana General Assembly session where so much could have been done for K-12 public schools, the super majorities in the House and Senate let those opportunities slip through their fingers.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty, not bad teachers, should be focus

Poverty, not bad teachers, is the main reason for poor test scores in schools. One-fifth of American children live in poverty, and facing up to that reality is a moral issue.

January 04, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: I am proof that public education is not a failure

YOUNG VOICES: I am proof that public education is not a failure

It seems that across the country, public schools are being attacked and teachers are being vilified. Politicians champion aggressive reform that essentially dismantles public education in order to replace it with a privatized education systems.

October 08, 2012 12:00 am

Indiana students score slightly higher than national average

Indiana students scored slightly above the national average on the 2011 National Assessment of Education Progress.

November 01, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Data show improvement in Indiana's public schools

Gov. Mitch Daniels, in a Nov. 7 opinion piece regarding education in Indiana, stated: "Only the most selfish special interests still insist on defending the status quo." No argument there.

November 18, 2010 12:00 am
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