A report of a study indicates that tutoring may not help students. There is more and more research that shows that tutoring is most effective when provided by a credentialed teacher. Teaching is something that everyone has an opinion on but it’s really not something just anyone can do. Unfortunately, the tutoring provided by NCLB has very limited accountability. Of the programs that I’ve seen, very few seem worth while. However, it seems in vogue to suggest anything besides public education is better. What we are seeing from programs like this and from some charter schools is that not being in a traditional public educational setting does not mean your better. Clear expectations need to be set and accountability’s laid bare otherwise we continue the same loop of the students who need the most support receiving the least.


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