March 2005 School Reform News

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March, 2005
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The top story in the March 2005 issue of School Reform News reports on a lawsuit filed January 27 by three Atlanta families charging the state of Georgia has failed failing to provide their children with the opportunity for an adequate education. The parents want vouchers as the remedy.

Also on page 1: U.S. students show a slight improvement in math and science achievement; a new survey shows private schools in Arizona are half as expensive as their public school counterparts; and the education policy choice President George W. Bush faces in his second term.

Also in this issue:

  • how U.S. high school curriculum requirements leave many graduates unprepared for either college or work;
  • new reports from the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation on state English and math standards;
  • a new U.S. Department of Education report shows girl students outperform boys in most subjects;
  • how rules and regulations paralyze public schools; plus
  • the Friedman Report, teacher unions, Gene Hickok's resignation from the U.S. Department of Education, class-size reduction, national reading goals, and more.

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