Take a second and picture in your mind what the best schools in the United States are like. Really visualize them.
Now, do the same for the worst schools in the country.
When you think of the differences, are they that the second set of schools don't administer enough standardized tests, or that they have teacher unions that are too strong?
I didn't think so.
We need to start being truthful and upfront about the real problems in education if we are going to solve them.