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

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New science standards: the rip-off continues

Next Generation Science Standards
“The second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards, developed by Achieve, is due for release before the new year.”

I posted this comment:

To enforce the standards, there must be tests. And as is the case with other common core tests, they will be administered online. And they will be revised, updated, changed every year, old equipment will be replaced with new equipment. This means not only an initial boondoggle for the computer and publishing world, but a continuing boondoggle forever.
There is no evidence that this will help students. It is an experiment carried out with all of our children as subjects. When it fails, teachers will be blamed. To control teaching, we will then get even more “rigorous” (hard, not better) standards and even more testing, with ever more profits for the .01%.
This will go down in history as one of the greatest rip-offs of all time. It will be paid for from taxpayer money, a classic case of take from the needy, give to the greedy.

http://smartblogs.com/education/2012/11/27/lesson-learned-next-generation-standards-build-challenges-encountered-1990s-douglas-f-haller-ed-m/


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