TITLE

Let's Stay the Course

AUTHOR(S)
Feldman, Sandra
PUB. DATE
February 2000
SOURCE
New Republic;02/21/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 8, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents views of the president of the American Federation of Teachers, related to public education that focuses on the academic standard setting and zero-tolerance policy trends in the U.S. Opinion that problem has been that teachers and parents believe in raising bars on students achievement and behavior; Efforts of all states in the country to raise educational standards; Positive results of the trends, including increased student enrollment in academically challenging courses and rising scores on standardized tests; Problem with relying on a single test as a graduation determiner; Teachers' need for professional development; Efficacy of zero-tolerance policies as a deterrent to crime.
ACCESSION #
2779599

 

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