This blog on Texas education contains posts on accountability, testing, college readiness, dropouts, bilingual education, immigration, school finance, race, class, and gender issues with additional focus at the national level.
Millions of youngsters are heading back to school eager to
start a new academic year. Many will thrive but too many will succumb
to the epidemic of boredom threatening students in schools throughout
our country. Boredom in schools – the opposite of the behavioral,
cognitive and relational engagement that predicts long-term educational
persistence and success, is surely behind the steady decline of our
education system on the world stage. While we all have our favorite
school, can recall an engaging teacher or a visionary principal, the
system as a whole is not working.