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Lecture 11 March 4, 2014 Goals: Analyze the pros & cons of the current means of measuring quality in education Understand the basics of collective action problems NCLB Principles 1. Accountability (for schools, Teachers) 2. Flexibility, Local Control 3. School Choice 4. Reformed Teacher Qualifications HOW do you measure quality? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using standardized tests as the primary means of measuring quality education? Advantages: Kids are receiving the same education; keeps schools in line with proper education Disadvantages: Costs money; cannot be guaranteed to be accurate What other means are there of measuring quality in education? You could look at the success of the students after high school (such as in college or in
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Unformatted text preview: the workplace). One Final (HUGE) Issue How can we improve educa²on by only looking at schools? Discussing the Midterm 30 MulTple choice or short answer quesTons (one to three sentences) 2 essays to choose from: pick one ±est includes Chapters 1-4, 6, & 8 She posted a bunch of outlines on blackboard to study from She suggests making your own outline from your own notes and then using the blank ones on blackboard to quiz yourself Just need a pencil Collec²ve ac²on problems (Chapter 4) Defniton: These occur when individual ratonali±y leads ±o collectve irratonali±y Individuals, pursuing ±heir ratonal in±eres±s, leave ±he group worse oF...
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