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

Monday, November 10, 2014

NYTimes Reports on Parents Fed Up with Testing Hysteria

Good story!  My comment at the New York Times:

It is refreshing to see this kind of coverage in the NYTimes news pages. This portrayal of reality, however, remains so at odds with the antiquarian ideas of the Times Editorial Board, which continues to pay homage to the corporate reform school initiatives that have had 30 years now to prove themselves as sure failures. 

Parents, teachers, and students have signaled that TIME IS UP for profiteering, privatizing, punishing, and deprofessionalizing of teaching, learning, and schooling. If you are not a part of the national Opt Out movement already, you should be--or you risk being run over as the public rushes in to reclaim public education from Wall Street and the billionaires. It's really way past due.

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