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The Answer Sheet Archive: George Wood

Principal: Congress gets it wrong again

The U.S. House is holding a hearing on education today, the first of the year, and it lost a great opportunity for a real discussion on reform.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 10, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Congress, George Wood, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  congress, education committee, education hearing, george wood, guest bloggers, innovation, rep. john kline, school reform, school reform hearing  
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Democracy in schools: Preached but not practiced

Schools are supposed to teach democracy, develop engaged and responsible citizens, and create an intelligent and street-smart electorate. Most don’t.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 30, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  George Wood, Guest Bloggers, High School, Mark Phillips, Student Life  
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A principal on standardized vs. teacher-written tests

Educator George Wood urges Congress not to rely on standardized tests to measure achievement. If you don't think that "data-driven decision-making" is really test-driven decision making, consider this: Ohio’s school report cards consist of 26 “data” points, and 24 of them—92%--are test scores.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 6, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Congress, George Wood, Guest Bloggers, No Child Left Behind, Standardized Tests  | Tags:  arne duncan, disaggregated data, education secretary duncan, elementary and secondary school act, esea, esea reauthoraization, george word, nclb, new congress, new york performance assessment consortium, no child left behind, reauthorization of no child left behind, standardized tests  
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Why the Education Dept. should be eliminated -- Wood

School principal George Wood, acknowledging that "it is peculiar for someone who values education to be arguing for what has often been a very conservative position," explains why he thinks the Education Department should be eliminated.

By Valerie Strauss  | November 10, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  George Wood, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  ed department, education department, eliminate the education department, george wood, guest bloggers  
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Dear Jon: Let George speak

Dear Jon Stewart: George Wood, a school principal, has traveled from Sewart, Ohio, to attend your Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington D.C. The least you could do is give him a minute to talk about the insanity in his profession, education. You don’t do much of that on your show, and you could make amends here.

By Valerie Strauss  | October 30, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  George Wood  | Tags:  george wood, jon stewart, keep fear alive, rally to restore sanity, sam waterston, school reform, stephen colbert, stewart, washington rally  
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Waiting for sanity in education reform

This fall brought a lot of noise in the education world: A movie, a manifesto and a mayoral election. Now comes news Now comes the news that, in light of whatever is going to happen on Nov. 2nd, the Obama administration is looking for ways to work with the next Congress and is targeting No Child Left Behind to reauthorize. George Wood says: "Yikes."

By Valerie Strauss  | October 29, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  George Wood, Guest Bloggers, School turnarounds/reform  | Tags:  diane ravitch, george wood, jon stewart, jon stewart rally, mike rose, no child left behind, restore sanity, sanity rally, school reform, stephen colbert, stewart colbert, waiitng for superman  
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A school that did the right thing, Valerie Strauss , June 6, 2010
A principal critiques Obama’s education plan, Valerie Strauss , March 18, 2010
 
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