Did you miss "Become a Citizen Journalist" on July 21, 2007? Click above to see Eric Black's speech to mnpACT!
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You can forget all the holocaust references....the Hitler comparisons... the internment camps. Put all of that in the back seat. Here is the most offensive statement of the year...if not all time:
"Look at the American revolution, the anti-slavery movement, the women's suffrage movement, the civil rights movement," (Charles) Koch said Sunday. "All of these struck a moral chord with the American people. They all sought to overcome an injustice. And we, too, are seeking to right injustices that are holding our country back."
The student test scores were released a few days ago and the data had some disappointments. Everyone is hoping and expecting for dramatic improvements, both in general scores and especially in the achievement gap. It looks like both are treading water right now.
First some observations:
1. The achievement gap is not improving and has gotten slightly worse in each of the last two cycles. We need even more focus on why this continues. And I am not convinced that testing is telling us what we need to know.