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Hynds, Susan – Voices from the Middle, 2008
Declaring that "public education is at a crossroads where the future of our world could not be more precariously poised," the author addresses the challenges facing middle school teachers, such as the narrowing of curriculum due to high-stakes assessments. She argues that students should not leave middle school without the "interpretive skills"…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Interpretive Skills, Public Education
Kazis, Richard – Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, 2006
The message that college matters is getting through to more and more young people. Young people understand that a middle-class lifestyle increasingly requires at least an associate degree. Yet the percentage of college students actually completing a two- or four-year degree has not increased significantly in more than 30 years. College completion…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Income, Family Characteristics