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Common Beliefs About the American Education System That Don’t Work

Education researcher John Hattie examines five common ideas in education policy that don't work: 1. Achievement standards 2. Achievement tests 3. School choice 4. Small [...]

Education researcher John Hattie examines five common ideas in education policy that don’t work:

1. Achievement standards
2. Achievement tests
3. School choice
4. Small class size
5. More money

Hattie looks at these misconceptions associated with these topics and offers alternatives cases to consider. Perhaps these are distractions keeping us from the real issue: valuing our students and educators.

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Publication Date: 03/07/2015
Source: The Atlantic
Author: Conor Friedersdorf
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Source: The New York Times
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Source: NPR
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