Many "ed reform" solutions favored by lawmakers lack any evidence of effectiveness. These include "charter schools, cyberschools, private school vouchers, teacher merit pay, evaluation of teacher merit based on students' test scores…and grade retention policies."
The Lesson of the Cupcakes: Fix Schools by Resisting Gimmicks and Heeding Evidence | National Educat
This Commentary from NEPC Director Kevin Welner is a version of a piece that was published as part of series called “America the Fixable” at the Atlantic.com. The edits made for the Atlantic.com version change the framing (no cupcakes!) and remove most of the links to research.