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.
"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Friday, April 20, 2007
David Berliner Saturday Morning
Tomorrow morning at 8:00 Eastern time on C-Span 2: