"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
Thursday, March 28, 2013
From Corpus Christie's Caller.com by Ray McMurrey:
CORPUS CHRISTI — Exiting Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott caught headlines before leaving office in 2012 when he claimed that high-stakes testing in Texas has become a “perversion.” Thank you Robert Scott for telling the truth.
Testing begins this week and the perversion is upon us. The public school calendar has 180 instructional days, 45 devoted to testing and countless others invested in test preparation. Current high-stakes testing undermines student learning and the general health of children. . . . .