Jim Horn, the author of the Schools Matter blog has begun a series of question for candidates. So far he has two:
Question 1: Poverty and Performance
Gist: Since poverty has the highest correlation to test scores of any variable, what are you (the candidate) going to do about it?
Question 2: Charter School Privatization
Gist: Charter schools cost less than public schools, but do not do a better job of teaching (and sometimes worse, according to studies). They have little or no oversight by school boards or the public. What are you going to do to make sure that public schools are not replaced by corporate schools and would you send your children or grandchildren to one of these schools?
Jim Horn, Ph.D., teaches graduate Foundations of Education and Education for Democracy at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
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