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Education Department backs down: Gates Speaks Up
We’ve seen over and over again that the current political atmosphere is one of accountability and transparency: this is just as apparent in Education as it is in the debate over the appropriation of earmarked funds...
Because the pointed questions brought on such an enormous backlash, Grover Whitehurst, (director of the Ed. Dept’s Institute of Education Sciences) said that the Department will likely edit the survey, and will probably remove a question that asks whether colleges used specific student-learning assessments and, if they did, to provide access to the results.
In a separate story that places just as much, if not more emphasis on performance-
• About 30% of 9th graders do not graduate high school on time
• Microsoft has been unable to fill about 3,000 tech related jobs in the USA due to a shortage of Workers
The adjective “lackluster”
Increasingly, performance markers are being sought and implemented in public education; these top news stories testify to that.
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