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January 16 at 9:36am
Modern “fixes” for public schools: Common Core, more and more testing, merit pay, teacher evaluation based mainly on testing that was never designed for such uses, statewide school grading systems, the Big Data everywhere in school from P-12, TFA and alt-cert– you know, if all that is such a great idea, why aren’t the private schools clamoring for it? In fact, I will tell you the precise moment when I will re-consider my view of all this testing. data. more testing, misuse of testing results, “value-added” nonsense, TFA et al etc etc– as anything other than a troubling and pernicious development in the mis-education of our nation’s public school children: when Lakeside Prep in Seattle, Heschel School in NYC, Sidwell Friends in DC and other august and prestigious private academies decide they want their students to be signed up for this racket.
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