Following the Hunt and Browne Reports here and in the UK, and the (most recent) criticisms of the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams, I became interested in how schools and universities in America are faring. Whilst there has been no equivalent study done in the US, there are many articles about the education system surface in the last few weeks.
There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the need for tutors to aid with exam preparation and classes, especially in relation to private schools. As I tutor both in the university and outside, I was particularly interested in this area. Some of the articles below are particularly interesting in relation to the issue of education and educational support.
Education Secretary May Agree to Waivers on ‘No Child’ Law Requirements
Using Tutors to Give Students an Edge (letters to Ed)
Push for A’s at Private Schools is Keeping Costly Tutors Busy
Race and University Admissions
Teaching for America