Friday, January 11, 2008

Do schools matter?

Yesterday, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings addressed the National Press Club in an attempt to get the ball rolling on NCLB reauthorization. As the nation debates the law, which uses data and punishments to identify and motivate failing schools, it’s worth asking: What do schools have to do with educational inequality? Not much, Eduwonkette argues in this post surveying the research literature on school effects.

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