Earlier this year, Joel Klein and Condoleeza Rice chaired a task force at the Council on Foreign Relations, which issued a scathing indictment of public education, calling our public schools “a very grave threat to national security.”
Klein works for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, where he is in charge of selling technology. The latest report from his division repeats the gloomy (and inaccurate statistics) about US education and says there is a way to fix all these dire problems: Buy the technology he is selling!
Here, Jersey Jazzman deconstructs Klein’s snappy visual claims.
Just for the record. Klein’s (and the task force’s) assertion that test scores have been flat for 20 years is flat out wrong. Reading scores on NAEP have increased slowly and significantly for blacks, whites, Hispanics, and Asians since 1992. Math scores have increased dramatically for the same groups.