Let's Stay the Course

Feldman, Sandra
February 2000
New Republic;02/21/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 8, p2
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.


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