The Trouble With “Back-to-Basics” and “Tougher Standards”

SCHOOL BOARD NEWS September 14, 1999 The Trouble With "Back-to-Basics" and "Tougher Standards" By Alfie Kohn How can we fix our failing schools? The question is heard frequently these days, but its premise is incorrect. Once we look beyond the scare headlines, we find that students in American schools are actually doing about as well as ever on standardized tests. ... Read More