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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
Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1999
Third International Mathematics and Science Study results show that high-scoring states and schools do not need standards; low scorers have too many other pressing problems to utilize standards. Recent studies indicate that the proportion of college students requiring remedial courses has been exaggerated by critics. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Misconceptions
Biddle, Bruce J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
Because many school funding studies are seriously flawed, valid conclusions cannot be reached concerning the effects of school funding in the United States. New evidence from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and two international achievement tests shows that differences among U.S. public school districts (and states) in funding and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Child Welfare, Comparative Analysis
Baker, David P. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
So far, results from the massive Third International Mathematics and Science Study indicate that American students have not yet achieved national goal number 5--to be first in the world in math and science achievement by 2000. Although fourth graders' results were surprisingly stronger than eighth graders' scores, American students' overall…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12