Sunday, December 2, 2007

This week: The Outliers

Thanks to everyone who sent get well wishes - I'm feeling much better and should be back in action this week.

We hear a lot about "high-flying schools," "no excuses schools," or schools where "it's being done." The basic idea is that some schools are getting exceptional results with low-income and minority students, which proves that all schools should be able to.

As the Heritage Foundation wrote in its monograph, "No Excuses: Lessons from 21 High-Performing, High Poverty Schools": Help us to shine a spotlight on their success and join us in demanding that failing schools meet their standard. Should we join them?

Tuesday: The "It's Being Done" Argument

Thursday: The Troubled Logic of the "It's Being Done" Argument

Friday: What Can We Learn from these Schools?

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