The Brown Center Report on American Education

The Brown Center Report on American Education

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The Brown Center on Education Policy conducts research on topics in American education, with a special focus on efforts to improve academic achievement in elementary and secondary schools. The center seeks to inform policymakers at all levels of government, to influence the course of future educational research, and to produce a body of work not only valuable to policymakers and scholars, but also parents, teachers, administrators, taxpayers, school board members, and the general public.This annual report card analyzes the state of American education using the latest measures of student learning, uncovers and explains important trends in achievement test scores, and identifies promising and disappointing educational reforms. Unlike similar reports intended solely for government use, the Brown Center annual report card is written for an audience of parents, teachers, and policymakers.This is not because those who insist upon it are pre-historic thinkers. ... Students who try to learn higher math without a solid grounding in arithmetic might be able to memorize formulas a€” they might even be able to go through the ... Calling for all eighth graders to take an algebra course is putting the cart before the horse.

Title:The Brown Center Report on American Education
Author: Paul Diperna
Publisher:Brookings Institution Press - 2000-09-01

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