This space explores issues in public education policy, and it advocates for a commitment to and a re-examination of the democratic purposes of schools. If there is some urgency in the message, it is due to the current reform efforts that are based on a radical re-invention of education, now spearheaded by a psychometric blitzkrieg of "metastasizing testing" aimed at dismantling a public education system that took almost 200 years to build. JH August, 2005
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
More money for testing, less money for learning
More money for testing, less for learning
Sent to the New York Times, March 30, 2011
Buried deep in "In City Schools, Tech Spending to Rise Despite Cuts," (March 30) is a statement by "city officials" that the huge expenditures for technology are primarily to make it possible for students to take computerized national standardized tests.We can expect this to happen nation-wide.We can expect more of our tax money to go to wealthy corporations to pay for tests and the technology to administer tests, with less available for helping children learn.
For original article and additional discussion: http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_outrages.php?id=4117