"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Friday, April 20, 2007

David Berliner Saturday Morning

Tomorrow morning at 8:00 Eastern time on C-Span 2:
David Berliner talked about the book he wrote with Sharon Nichols, Collateral Damage: How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts America's Schools. He argued that the testing mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act compromises education. He said that the pressures of high-stakes testing leads to corruption in the form of increased cheating among both teachers and students, and noted that this deprives students of a well-rounded education.

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