Friday, May 8, 2009

Education reform issues to be discussed

Economic Policy Institute's Richard Rothstein to appear on C-SPAN's Book TV Grading Education

Grading Education
Getting Accountability Right
by Richard Rothstein

Upcoming Schedule
Sunday, May 10, 1:00 AM
Sunday, May 10, 1:00 PM
on C-SPAN 2

About the Program
In Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right, Richard Rothstein makes a case for holding public schools accountable for more than just test scores. He argues that basic knowledge, basic skills and critical thinking are all needed upon graduation but are not necessarily taught.

About the Author
Richard Rothstein is a former New York Times Education Columnist and a current research associate at the Economic Policy Institute. His other works include Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap and The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America's Student Achievement.