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A Nation at Risk +40


Published May 2, 2024

Forty years after the landmark report "A Nation at Risk" sounded the alarm on American education, a comprehensive review reveals that despite billions invested in countless reforms, reform efforts have been limited in their success. While a few deeply implemented interventions showed promise, the overall reform landscape has been characterized by rushed, incoherent efforts that failed to deliver sustained benefits to students. As policymakers seek to help schools and students rebound from online and hybrid schooling, they must heed the lessons of the past and pursue locally-grounded, coherent, and rigorously-evaluated strategies to finally deliver on the promise of educational excellence for all.

Read A NATION AT RISK +40 here.

Check out more from Macke Raymond:

  • Watch "Flexibility For Accountability: Why Charter Schools Succeed" from Macke Raymond here.
  • Read "Triage Teaching" from Macke Raymond here.
  • Listen to Macke Raymond's discusssion about charter schools with Bill Whalen on Matters of Policy & Politics here.

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