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
Friday, October 04, 2013
Will Value-Added Testing Do as Little for the Nation as It Has for Tennessee?
If you go the Washington Post education page, hang a right down the hallway to the back bedroom and look under the bed in the box labeled "Stuff Jeff Bezos Won't Like," you will find this article, which is based largely on findings from TMoE. Update 10:56 AM: The title above, "Will Value-Added Testing Do as Little for the Nation as It Has for Tennessee?" has been changed. Why? To soften the impact for the gas bags on WaPo's Editorial Board?