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I found this over at the John Edwards blog from vlogger, NC Dem Amy, with video of Edwards at the Small Change for Big Change event in Boston, looking every bit the Southern RFK. As a bonus for Boston Meetup people and OneCorps members you may see a couple of shots of few other people you recognize. Cross posted at Boston for Edwards
I appreciated the thoughtful comments on the Newsweek high schools list, and i don’t expect busy readers of this website to read the three books or dozens of columns I have written on this issue to get my side of it. I realize I have a very contrarian point of view on how to judge schools. But I sense many users of this intriguing website share my view that the way we judge schools now—by average test scores—is not worth much because it is mostly a measure of parental incomes, and not the quality of the teaching. There is a much quicker way to get a sense of what I am saying, and why this obviously narrow and simple measure has some worth, taking us in an entirely new direction and recognizing the great efforts of fine teachers in some very disadvantaged schools. The problem in the very advantaged Mass. high schools mentioned in some postings, and in most schools in this country, is that access to AP is restricted. Motivated students are told they cannot take the courses because their GPAs are not high enough. Teachers have shown in schools like Garfield in East LA that even [...]