Here is a nice way to start the New Year! We have all wondered whether we throw good money after bad in desperate attempts to make life better. Ron Haskins, in today’s New York Times laments this tendency. But, he goes past the woe to describe social programs that have rigorous evaluations and really do work. There is hope for our educational system. There are specific programs that have genuinely positive impacts.
How many of these effective programs are in your schools and communities? How can you know? Click to see ones that do work.