No subject is more crucial to the future of California than fixing its flagging public schools. Yet clear, unbiased analysis about the issues facing educators and policy makers is increasingly hard to find. Falling readership has left newspapers short of education writers, and interest groups have their own agendas. For a consistent source of nuanced analysis of education in California, try EdSource. An independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization, EdSource’s mission is to clarify complex education issues and to promote thoughtful policy to improve public schools. Among recent articles are explorations of why the state has decided to test eighth graders in Algebra I and an update on the performance of charter schools. It’s going to take facts to convince policy makers to make better schools a priority. EdSource provides them.
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