Letters to the Editor...
Something to think about:
"In 1999 almost half(48.4 percent) of all
children born to women ages 20-24 -- women
of all races and ethnicities -- were born
out of wedlock."
"The importance of that for American
education is in the 9/91 factor: Between
birth and their 19th birthdays, American
children spend 9 percent of their time in
school, 91 percent elsewhere. The fate of
American education is being shaped not by
legislative acts, but by the fact that,
increasingly, "elsewhere" is not in an
This is a quote from, George R. Will
Syndicated Columnist, Boston Globe
This story ran 1/7/02, page A15.
Another quote from the same column, 'Fixing'
Education. "A decade ago Paul Barton, then
with the Educational Testing Service,
extimated that about 90 percent of the
diffference among the average proficiency of
the various states' schools could be
explained by five factors:
Number of days absent from school
Number of hours spent watching TV
Number of pages read for homework
Quantity and Quality of reading
material in the home and
Presence of two parents in the home."
"The fifth factor is supremely important,
not least because it is apt decisively to
influence the other four."
Bill Page, firstname.lastname@example.org,
This month's letters:
Accountability, 1/31/02, by keccles.
Accountability, 1/26/02, by Margaret.
Parent Accountability, 1/24/02, by Lori.
Accountability, 1/24/02, by Keccles.
Accountability, 1/19/02, by Whitebeard.
Proven Research, 1/09/02, by Kara Sherfick.
Keccles, 1/08/02, by Stacy.
Parent Accountability, 1/08/02, by Marilyn Treuil.
school auction, 1/08/02, by ginger taylor /canaan elementary pto.
Parent Accountability, 1/07/02, by Bill Page.
Accountability, 1/07/02, by Keccles.
It's about time we make them accountable!, 1/06/02, by Mkocar.
Do we need them to be accountable?, 1/06/02, by Stacy.
Parent Accountability, 1/06/02, by Little John.
Parent accountability; teacher responsibility, 1/06/02, by Bill Page.
Parent Accountability - the overachiever, 1/05/02, by Don.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by Doodah.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by Jacque/WA/K-1.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by Bill T.
parent accountability, 1/05/02, by sandy m.s..
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by JoAnn.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by a middle school teacher.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by another 5th grade teacher.
Parent Accountability, 1/05/02, by Julie.
No tax rebate, surcharge them, or tuition refund incentive, 1/05/02, by George.
parent accountability, 1/05/02, by jen.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by MaryBeth.
Parent accountability, 1/05/02, by cato.