Archive | 17/08/2011

Education as a Political Issue? (1)


The apathy of the Pakistani political elite [and public] toward education is increasingly coming under scrutiny.  A few posts on this blog have also commented on this issue. (See, for example, Enlightened Self Interest).  This post extends this conversation with reference to the work of Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen. Dreze and Sen, in their book  […]

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Ed. Dept. Allows Montana to Rewrite Its NCLB History – Politics K-12 – Education Week


Montana and the U.S. Department of Education have ended a No Child Left Behind showdown after federal officials agreed to let the state reset its proficiency targets so more schools would make “adequate yearly progress” this year. This NCLB do-over, announced today by Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, means 155 schools will make AYP […]

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