FROM Sean Reardon
Is Bilingual Education Making a Comeback? In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 227 , to require public-school instruction in English only. Prop 227 passed by 60%, ended bilingual education in California. Last week the State Senate education committee recommended that Prop 227 be repealed. Democrat Ricardo Lara wants another ballot measure in 2016.
Is California's High School Exit Exam Discriminatory? Advocates of the California High School Exit Exam said it would boost student performance. Opponents insisted it would increase the dropout rate. It hasn’t done either one. That’s according to a study financed by the James Irvine Foundation. Associate Professor Sean Reardon at Stanford was the lead researcher
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.