Now that the election is over, its time for Obama administration to step back from its education policy and access whether its foundation is sound and supported by evidence.
“You know, I’m a big proponent of charter schools, for example. I think that pay-for-performance makes sense in some situations.What we have to do is combine creativity and evidence-based approaches. So let’s not use ideology, let’s figure out what works, and figure out how we scale it up,” said President Obama in a recent interview for NBC’s “Education Nation. ”
The education from K-12 in the United States has not changed much for the last hundred years. NAEP reading and math scores are at their highest levels as are graduation rates. Powerful professional learning strategies such as lesson study, common in Japan, have become more widespread in the United States.