In light of the NCLB legislation, this article describes the effectiveness of alternative forms of teacher certification. Alternative certification has grown in popularity in recent years, but as the article notes, the results have been mixed. Some studies demonstrate that alternative certification is fast and also effective in producing well educated children,...
Watch: "Kids Aren't Cars"Submitted by dfoley on Thu, 2011-03-10 11:46
In the genre of documentaries revealing the problems with public education, "Kids Aren't Cars" focuses on helping us understand how schools are modeled after a factory system and what we need to do to change them. Understandably, treating kids as if they are a product to be manufactured has had detrimental effects on children going through the system and the overall level of education in America. The folks who put the video together argue for more competition and more freedom in education as important first steps toward reforming the education system.
You can learn more by watching the video below: