In this section of the Horace Mann panel at ASCD’s March meeting in Philadelphia, Roundtable member Steve Rasmussen, Issaquah, Washington examines international comparisons and finds them wanting. Small differences are magnified beyond recognition, he says. Journalists and analysts ignore the outstanding record of American schools in producing high performing students. And And when international data are disaggregated by poverty and compared with American schools, American students always come out on top.
Statement on School Shootings
We are joining the growing chorus of concerned educators in support of demanding that congress enact commonsense solutions to the crisis of gun violence in America’s schools. It is time that public officials at the national and state levels rise to the occasion and enact the necessary legislation to address this issue, before another student and/or educator is tragically lost due to continued inaction.
Navigating a Pandemic with Moral and Intellectual Leadership
Report Superintendents Struggle During Pandemic
A new survey by the National Superintendents Roundtable confirms that many school superintendents encountered so much over-the-top rage amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that they wrestled with whether to continue in their jobs. Responses from 400 district leaders over the summer shed light on the intense pressure school leaders are experiencing amidst the pandemic.