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Raising Black Test Scores
by Howell
States that vouchers only had a signifiant effect on african american students
Vouchers in Charlotte
by Greene
States that students who took vouchers did better than their public school counterparts.
also talks about how private schools have less resources but concentrate them more.
April Foolishness: The 20th Anniversary of A Nation at Risk
by Bracey
States that there is no educational crisis and that part of the reason test scores are going down is because of the new demographic added to test takers.
Are We Losing Our Edge?
by Lemonick
States that US still number one in innovation in the fields of science and math, but China and India are quickly catching up and us must move faster
The TIMSS "Final Year" Study and Report: A Critique
-Bracey
States that last years can't be compared amongst countries. neither can curricula. or students as US kids work.
International Comparisons and the Condition of American Education
by Bracey
States that variability of scores is mostly dependent on outside factors other than school. and our top 20 cann compete against their top 20.
and low scorers were non native to english
Let The Market Decide
-Ballou and Podgursky
States that public school teachers are getting paid an adequate amount and more than private school teachers. also that principals lack the power to demand higher pay for good teachers since they can point them out.
Fringe Benefits
by Podgursky
States that teachers constantly forget the shorter work day and year. and this is a benefit that makes teachers go into teaching. healthcare covered.
When Principals Rate Teachers
-Jacob and Lefgren
State that ratings by principals both overall and teacher's ability effectively predict a student's future.
also that student's who had higher paid teachers made no more progress than kids who had low payed teachers.
Is There a Qualified Teacher Shortage?
by Podgursky
teacher weekly pay competitive with those of other professions.
Those Misleading SAT and NAEP Trends: Simpson's Paradox a Work
-Bracey
states that the changing composition of the SAT test takers causes the paradox.
Does Higher Tech Require Higher Skills?
-Bracey
jobs that are growing are not technological.
people use no more than 8th grade math and different ways to solve numerical problems.
Most Nations Seen as Falling Short of NAEP Proficiency
by Viadero
countries that scored high on the TIMSS does not have all student's at proficient
A Test Everyone Will Fail
by Bracey
because the results are inconsistent--kids can't answer questions they should be able to and can answer questions they shouldn't be able to
Study US-Asian Engineering Gap Overstated
per capital US produces more engineers than China or India.
degrees different 4 to 3.
Looking For a Lab Coat Idol
by Winters and Keegan
states that US losing emphasis on science only 16 minutes spent on science
Don't Believe the Hype We're Still Number 1
states that the US economy is suited for growth and innovation.
us productivity still at 3%.
Significant but Not Decisive
by Goldhaber
states that positive effects were seen from vouchers for African American after two years.
an expansion of vouchers could diminish the effects
High Stakes Research-
by Raymond and Hanushek
states that high stakes states significantly outperformed no accountability states.
but most test scores are dependent on outside factors
Rising Tide
by Hoxby
her research shows that metro areas with interdistrict choice had higher scores than those who didn't
if every district had that there would be a 28% increase in levels of learning for students
Student Achievement in Privately Managed and District Managed School in Philadelphia Since the State Take Over
there was no gains in the schools managed by universities, non-profits than those who weren't
What if Education Broke Out all over?
-by Bracey
29% of college students work in jobs that don't require college degree.
tech jobs 4%
less jobs from businesses
Educational Performance
Standards and the Economy
by Levin
states that generic skills more important in living through technological changes
American's malleable.
Education and the Economy: If We're So Dumb, Why Are We So Rich
by Carnevale
US doesn't have the best but we have the most
we have to improve eventually
young affluent Americans do as well as other countries
America's agility
Education and the Economy: Our School Performance Matters
-Hanushek
states that performance on the international math and science assessments directly relates to labor-force quality and has been closely related to national growth rates