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Bushaw, William J.; Calderon, Valerie J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
The 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes toward the Public Schools reveals that Americans say they know a lot more this year about the Common Core State Standards than they indicated a year ago, and they like it a lot less. Americans also say local school boards should have the greatest influence in deciding what is taught in the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Attitudes, Public Opinion, Academic Standards
Phi Delta Kappan, 2003
Third International Mathematics and Science Study 1999 Video Study finds that high performance on international tests is not sufficiently defined learning goal to determine selection of teaching methods and that how the features of teaching are implemented defines nature of classroom practices. Suggests that core of teacher learning must focus on…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Videotape Recordings
Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2002
Examines correlation between national test scores in mathematics from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Current Competitiveness Index (CCI). Finds, for example, that while the United States ranks 29th in TIMSS mathematics, it ranks second in competitiveness on the CCI. Korea ranks 3rd in mathematics, but 27th in…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Innovation, Scores