Smaller Classes for a Better Report Card

Our national public schools received their report card for 2017—will failing grades lead to real change?

In April, the 2017 results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were released. Students in the 4th…

Against the backdrop of these scores, how do we as a nation address the problems of our national school system? Teachers in Arizona are, as of this writing, still striking for better pay. Teachers in Kentucky recently staged walk-outs in protest of changes to the commonwealth’s failing pension plan. Across the country, from tiny rural districts to sprawling urban campuses, schools are fighting for more money, more teachers, more classrooms, more enrichment programs, in short: more.

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