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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ohanian Reviews Berliner and Nichols

Reviewed by Susan Ohanian

May 2, 2007

In her foreword to Collateral Damage, Nel Noddings forcefully summarizes the book’s contents: “Nichols and Berliner demonstrate that high-stakes testing is wrong—intellectually, morally, and practically. Not only will it ‘not work’ to improve education, it is already doing demonstrable harm.” Bringing together many press accounts of the negative impact of high stakes testing, Nichols and Berliner provide convincing argument that the punitive measures accompanying this testing is destroying America’s greatest invention, its public schools. . . .

Get the rest here at Education Review.

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