These disturbing trends prompted Jeanne Allen to establish The Center for Education Reform—the first of its kind—back in 1993.
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The estimates we obtain when we focus just on returnees are smaller and often not statistically significant, although the discrepancies are predictable: first, the returnees were probably more negatively affected by trauma and disruption; second, creating a new school system from scratch takes time, so we would expect any effects to be larger in later years; and third, the effects of the reforms seem more positive in early elementary grades, and the returnees were generally in middle school when they returned. Even so, the combination of analyses suggests effects of at least standard deviations, or enough to improve a typical student’s performance by 8 percentage points.
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Enhancing the Licensing, Education and Oversight Regime for ’Back-Office’ Personnel: Working with senior SEC staff, FINRA has committed to establish a new system to enhance the oversight and professional requirements of personnel performing back-office functions at broker-dealer firms. "Back-office" personnel typically perform critical custody, accounting, account transfer, settlement, and account maintenance functions. They have an important role that must be performed with skill and integrity. The Commission published FINRA’s formal proposal to establish its new system for public comment in March 2011. Under FINRA’s proposed regime, certain back-office personnel would be subject to licensing and education requirements. This proposed regime is intended to promote the qualifications and professionalism of those performing back-office functions so that client accounts are better protected. The public comment period for the proposal closed in April, and the Commission is now carefully considering the input received in determining whether to approve the proposal.