It’s time to let everyone—parents in Arizona and other states, along with state and national policymakers—see the results of Arizona’s education savings accounts. Over 400 children are using the accounts this year, and thousands more become eligible next year.
Few developments in education have blasted through the status quo like Sal Khan’s “Khan Academy.” What started as a collection of instructional videos on YouTube to help his seventh-grade cousin with algebra is now a website featuring 3,400 videos on everything from logarithms to art history.
You may be among the thousands of Arizona parents who bought pencils, notebooks, and backpacks last month to help your kids get ready for that first day of school. But with all the supply checklists, did you remember to check the grade for your child’s school?
No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the primary federal education law
for K-12 public schools, was signed by George W. Bush a decade ago.
Heralded by many as a great bipartisan agreement, NCLB ushered in a
new era of accountability for public schools and, for the first
time, required schools to show evidence of student achievement or
In 1965, The Four Tops released a follow-up to their hit single,
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" with a number called
"It's the Same Old Song." It was, actually, nearly the same song as
"Can't Help Myself," admits singer Abdul "Duke" Fakir, as he and
songwriter Lamont Dozier were in a rush to produce something and
"reversed [‘Can't Help Myself'] with the same chord changes" to
write "Same Old Song."
Imagine if your child’s assigned elementary school had puddles
of urine in the bathroom, mouse droppings in the cafeteria, and
clogged water fountains. Now imagine if your complaints were
rejected by the principal.
Aesop tells us that every man carries two bags, one in front and
one behind, both full of faults. The bag in front contains the
faults of others, while we carry ours in the one behind. As a
result, we always see someone else's mistakes and rarely look at
Chefs John Wong and Sal Zappone compete in Chef Off, a monthly competition between independent local restaurants, at Zappone's Italian Bistro in Gilbert on Monday, July 14, 2014.For more information, see the official Chef Off Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CHEF-OFF/270965559713949[Vincent Cota/East Valley Tribune]