Great Bend High School Pep Club members Lauren Penka, Kallie Peterson and Lauren Welsch prepare for the opening of school by painting the words to the high school fight song on the sidewalk under the bleachers at Memorial Stadium. School starts in USD 428 on Monday.
Just like AAA ratings on mortgage-backed securities led to Wall Street's 2008 disaster, a rash of accountability scandals might be precursors to a similar public school crash. After years of promises that test-driven accountability would yield miracles, scandals with school ratings are popping up all over the country. Unless we hold reformers as accountable as they hold students, these scandals could bring down our public school system the same way Wall Street almost innovated our economy back into the Stone Age.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles remained sidelined by a strained right foot and will likely miss Kansas City's National Football League preseason home opener on Friday night against San Francisco.
August 14, 2013|
The Associated Press