Last week was the completion of the Jewish New Year period that ends with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. One of the prayers recited on Yom Kippur describes the imagery of a process by which we are evaluated based on our behaviors over the past year and judgment is made regarding our worthiness to continue in our lives. The prayer recites the litany of wrongs that we may have committed over the past year. It ends with a phrase, "but repentance, prayer, and good deeds can lessen the severity of the decree.”
December 5, 2013 - Views Differ on International Test Scores
The lackluster performance of American 15-year-olds in international academic testing is arousing debate, and widely diverging viewpoints are strikingly crystallized in essays by Diane Ravitch and Michelle Rhee.
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