Extra Credit Reading: Monday, December 18, 2006
We think that this Indiana school district has made a great move by putting heart defribrillators in all of its schools. The question is: Why don't all schools across the country have these devices as well as someone on campus who is trained in their use?
Those of us who are concerned with the federal government's enforcement of the No Child Left Behind Act (and that means pretty much everyone who's involved in public education) should consider taking a look at this take on A.Y.P. (Adequate Yearly Progress) over at Education Sector's Eduwonk.com.
Columnist DeWayne Wickham provokes thought by pondering the possible return of racially-segregated schools in some parts of the country.
Here's the good news: The Afghani government plans to build 1000 schools. Here's the bad news: Taliban guerillas plan to destroy 1000 schools...
The Huffington Posts' Gerald Bracey believes that when it comes to American public schools, the sky is not falling while the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce firmly asserts that we'd better be reaching for some skyhooks.