Research + News | Topic: Public Education

Is The Big Standardized Test A Big Standardized Flop?

Since No Child Left Behind first rumbled onto the scene, the use of a Big Standardized Test to drive accountability and measure success has been a fundamental piece of education reform. But recently, some education reform stalwarts are beginning to express doubts. Read the article here.

3 Faith and Culture Trends for 2014

MajorTrendsBarna Group has identified three major trends concerning faith and culture. The research reports that “Americans are ranking their confidence in institutions at abysmal levels. And this institutional skepticism comprises a significant backdrop for the major faith and culture trends of 2014.”

Here are the three major trends:

1. The role of “church” generates both more skeptics and stronger apologists. 

2. Americans wrestle with a culture of violence.

3. Trust in the public school system is failing.

Read the full report here.