Have you noticed that in education everything is always new. New learning theories, new programs, new methods, new technology, new facilities. The world of education thrives on the "next big thing". From Progressive Education to open classroom to outcome-based education to No Child Left Behind to Race To The Top, to hands-on learning, to 21st Century Skills, to Common Core. American schooling always seem to be on the precipe of success. In all this marketing and hype, the one thing that doesn't seem to improve is student achievement.