Education courses don’t challenge students’ intellects as much as others do, research shows in the new book "Academically Adrift." That's a problem not just for these students, but the students they will teach. It's time to reclaim education as serious intellectual endeavor.
New York City schools want to give the 'value added' ratings for its teachers to the press. The teacher's union is suing. Friday, the district agreed not to release the data before a Nov. 24 hearing.
In Houston, a controversial education reform measure allows teachers to be fired based on their students' test scores. Some parents back the policy, but teachers unions have reservations.