April 18, 2013
Three recent articles provide examples of schools and systems that are effectively educating their students.
March 28, 2013
Five themes underlie the conclusions of the book: local control is obsolete, separate governance does not work, monopoly does not work, too many cooks, present governance arrangements are captured by adult interests.
March 9, 2013
A member of the Do the Right Thing for Kids Board of Directors offers this picture of a typical student who graduated from the Kansas City Public School District in spring 2012. What might this student’s K-12 academic progress look like in this district in turmoil?
November 30, 2012 — Education In The Nation
“Schools Head Finds a Formula” — Wall Street Journal, 11/27/2012 The St. Louis School District situation is certainly not commonly considered a huge success story. However, this article […]
September 19, 2012 — Education In The Nation
A district in our metropolitan area with demographics much like Kansas City Public Schools is making progress. DTRTFK attributes their success to a continuity of leadership, an effective board, adherence to long term goals and programs, rigorous evaluation of progress, and a minimum of meddling by outside groups.
June 7, 2012 — KCPS In the News
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s reaction to the Missouri Legislature’s failure to act on school reform is expressed in the following article from […]