"Are we scared to talk about what success looks like?"
| Aug 27, 2010
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, stoking a national debate over a Los Angeles Times series that examines how much individual teachers have raised test scores, urged public schools Wednesday to give educators more data on student achievement and parents a full report on teacher effectiveness.
"In other fields, we talk about success constantly, with statistics and other measures to demonstrate it," Duncan said in Little Rock, the Arkansas capital. "Why, in education, are we scared to talk about what success looks like? What is there to hide?" Duncan added, "Every state and district should be collecting and sharing information about teacher effectiveness with teachers and -- in the context of other important measures -- with parents." Read the article in The Washington Post online.