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“Waiting for Superman” Spurs Local Action November 27, 2010

Posted by ffralmm in Education.
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Public education is the talk of the town. The recent screenings of “Waiting for Superman,” the passage of the Common Core State Standards by the Alabama Board of Education, and The Schools Foundation’s new “Speak Up!” initiative have many officials, parents, teachers, and voters talking about education and a path to excellence.

Economist, James Williams of the Public Affairs Research Council of America, recently spoke at the Economic and Education Forum sponsored by The Schools Foundation. He made the point that Madison County must determine the current status of public education before deciding on an action plan. He presented an analysis of all three public school systems. Two versions of his presentation and analyses of test score data for every Madison County public school is available on the PARCA website.