Monthly Archives: February 2011

Outliers

I missed something significant in my earlier post, an outlier.  There is one school in Wake County with both a high portion of poor kids and high pass rates.  Who is this miracle worker and what are they doing?  Can … Continue reading

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Hiding poor performers is no fix

The News and Observer this morning attempts its own analysis of performance in Wake County schools.  Unfortunately they failed to clarify matters.  In response I sent the following letter to the editor.   Your article on five big questions fails … Continue reading

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Life’s Rich Pageant

Every now and again I come across an article in the newspaper about a real life circumstance that just tickles me beyond that which art or The Onion can do.  This morning I read such an article in the News … Continue reading

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