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Paul Clopton is a biomedical research statistician with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Sausalito Marin City School District spends more than $22,000 per pupil and pays teachers an average of $71,000 a year…
"[T]he cost per academically qualified high-school graduate in [Camden and Newark] is nearly $1 million."
Advances based on the scientific method abound today—everywhere but in the K–12 classroom. Teachers need high-quality research into what works and what doesn't work, but that need is largely unfulfilled.
Algebra placement rates ought to depend on student readiness.