Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Op-Ed piece on Education Reform

"The president must realize that in cities where the economy has collapsed and there is a shortage of good jobs...schools lack the resources to improve and students increasingly lack the will to achieve....Many don't believe that if they do well in school, they will go to college and find a good-paying job....These students and the schools they attend need help, not just higher standards....How did the South Koreans make so much progress so quickly? By recognizing that if you want great schools, you must make wise investments in personnel. Teachers there are held in high regard because they are very well trained. They don't judge teachers by student test scores as does Race to the Top, and they don't make it easy for those who are unqualified to enter the profession." Op-Ed piece on Education Reform