Op-ed column: Improvement plans take time from what schools really need
Sunday, April 29, 2012
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All across the country, schools are writing improvement plans. This epidemic is the natural and inevitable result of determining that 80 percent of our schools are failing. Of course, this 80 percent failure rate is the natural and inevitable result of defining failure as any school where 100 percent of its students won’t be proficient in math and reading by 2014. That’s what No Child Left Behind mandated in 2002...