In a report published this month, the Institute of International Education found that 127,628 Chinese students studied in the United States in the 2009-10 academic year, a 30 percent increase from the year before. The surge left India a distant second at 104,897 students.
Why are the Chinese coming to America to learn? I though we were so far behind that we needed to model our education system after China. I wonder do spies count as students?
International students contribute about $20 billion to the U.S. economy, according to the organization, and more than 20 percent of those students are from China. Chinese students have long favored larger research universities — for graduate work in particular. But now, many are choosing a more eclectic mix of regional public schools and smaller private institutions, the report said.
Great and new industry! Open the gate and let more foreign student in and they can restore out economy. Wait a minute. “Chinese favor larger research universities for gradate work.” You mean to tell me America’s universities are world class enough they attract students from around the world?
“More and more parents are able to invest their considerable resources into securing a world-class education for that one child,” said Peggy Blumenthal, executive vice president of the Institute of International Education. “American undergraduate and graduate education is seen as the gold standard by these parents, who feel that a U.S. education will be the best preparation for a career in the global economy.”
I see America’s “gold standards” aren’t good enough for Arne Duncan and Jack Markell. WTF parents of foreign students want a “world-class education” for their child so them send them to America?
Yea while your studying in America go site seeing and map all our military bases and activities.
John Young says: “Indeed this is a terrible numbers game, and as you can clearly read, the parents needed to hear from a statistician that the school obviously did not address special education math. This is the both the hypocrisy of the system and it’s tragic failure. DE schools are chasing mnumbers instead of teaching children in some cases. They are managing a mathematical formula. It is disgusting at its core and the Aspen Institute, mentioned in the article, aligns itself with the ed-reformers that are masters of numerical manipulation: From Seattle, to Chicago, to Atlanta, New York and beyond…..”
Right on John
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This has created a “giant loophole” in the No Child Left Behind Act, said Gary Huggins, director of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on No Child Left Behind, a bipartisan group that has studied the law and suggested changes to it. “It kind of goes against the spirit of the law,” he said.
And who is the Aspen Institute ? What are their association with Rodel ? And where does the Broad Foundation play into this? And where does Chris Coons play into this? Duncan taps Broad Foundation agent Russlynn Ali
Aspen Henry Crown Fellows
Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, US Department of Education
Joanne Weiss, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director, Race to the Top Fund, US Department of Education
Jim Shelton, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Innovation and Improvement, US Department of Education
Elisa Villaneuva Beard, Chief Operations Officer, Teach For America
Dan Katzir, Managing Director, The Broad Foundation
Richard Barth, Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) AKA Wendy Kopp CEO of Teach for America husband.
Aspen Henry Crown Fellow 2004–
Aspen Henry Crown Fellow 2002–
Henry Crown Leadership Award 2005, Bill Budinger, Founder, Rodel Inc., received the Award for exemplifying values-based leadership throughout his career.
Aspen Institute Senior Mentors: William D.Budinger Founder, Former Chairman and CEO Rodel, Inc
http://brokenturtleblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/who-pays-piper.html by Phillip BannowskyThe Rodel Foundation-sponsored discourse led to a pitch for “Race to the Top,” which could rip up union contracts, fire principals and teachers wholesale at schools that serve the poor, and bribe cash-strapped school districts to surrender community control. The Rodel Foundatin, Eli Broad (ex-director of Notorious AIG) and their corporate partners have dominated education discussions in our state and marginalized less-powerful voices that might better advance community needs
The momentum of this corporate-led juggernaut is impressive. Blessed by the Legislature and Gov. Minner, Vision 2015 and its Broad and Rodel foundation architects have corralled politicians, school board members and administrators from across Delaware into its training seminars and retreats.
The data collected that determines if Delaware meets or exceeds NCLB provision is based on the DSTP results. DSTP was an accountability plan that was rolled out long before NCLB and it was a plan hatched by the business community and yes DSEA went along to get along. Jack Markell only opposed DSTP after he decided to run for governor. Many of the same DSTP player are part of the Vision 2015 players and Vision 2015 paid for by Race to the Top.
Delaware schools are bracing for next year’s test results, which probably will show more schools than ever have failed to meet federal achievement goals. The state’s goal for math and reading will increase, and so will the rigor of the exam — both are measures supported by Gov. Jack Markell and Secretary of Education Lillian M. Lowery. They say the new exams will give a clearer picture of how the First State’s students are performing.
This is because DEDOE ran an agenda to manipulate the DSTP by adjusting the cut scores to make it appear more students were meeting the standards. Markell was in public office during this time and just turned a blind-eye. Make note Jack Markell was a member of the Rodel Foundation’s advisory council.
Then there is the angel from heaven :Teach for America CEO Wendy Kopp is wife of Richard Barth CEO Kipp all tight with Bush. TFA had an audit in June 2008 by USDOE OIG and findings were $774,000.00 in unsupported expenditures of federal monies.
We need to get away from the numbers games and focus on the agenda game and which Delaware leaders or potential leaders who support the agenda.
Who pays the price for the Frankenstein reform plan called Race to The Top?
Delaware teachers will be held accountable for the failures of SES providers Delaware’s new teacher evaluation system the will rate teachers, ineffective, effective, and highly effective based on student test data is SKEWED! DCAS will help identify student in need of supplemental services and for the most part many will be served by DEDOE approved SES providers. However, it will be the students teacher bearing the brunt of accountability. Is it fair that a teacher can be fired and a low performing SES providers keeps drawing a paycheck?
Every student is counted in the “all” average for the school, district and state, something the state’s leaders at the Department of Education say is important to note. Teachers in Delaware public schools have access to more student-level instructional support, which helps them catch failing students before they fall too far behind. This work reaches all students and is going on in every school — even those that have some student groups that are hidden from public reporting, said Dan Cruce, the state deputy secretary of education. “All kids are counted,” he said.
Yes Dan you are correct. But Dan how do we move the Delaware Department of Education out of politics and out from appeasing business partners who want greater control? Markell has embedded DEDOE with cancer. He agrees to RTTT and National Core Standards and now holds town meetings after the fact to allow public input. Dan I was there at Red Clay’s RTTT MOU Board Meeting and you gave the board no choice but to vote for RTTT. Vote no and you’ll pay for reform plans associated with new regulations out of local taxes. You treated elected officials know as school board members as if they were beneath you.
Top Education Experts Raise Caution on Teacher Evaluations.
Ten prominent education scholars have drafted a policy letter on behalf of the Economic Policy Institute – and are inviting those who care about public education to sign it – warning of the perils of linking teacher evaluations to standardized test scores
The authors warn that heavy use of value-added modeling in teacher evaluation will “misidentify large numbers of both effective and ineffective teachers,” and cite recent research that concluded that value-added modeling was too inaccurate to be used as a primary means for evaluating teachers.