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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Jeb Bush Staking His CorpEd Business Model on "Abject Failure" from Common Core Tests

My favorite part of this Bush clip from 2013 is this unintended candor, where Bush admits the purpose of the Common Core tests is to demonstrate "abject failure":

When the NGA and NCSSO came together to approve Common Core, 
"there was a sense of urgency that our nation is at risk unless we raise expectations significantly higher, assess where you are in a meaningful way, and then recognize that we have abject failure across the board and we'd better do something about it."

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:03 PM

    The entire testing industry is rigged to produce failures in high poverty communities, fire veteran teachers, hire novices and proclaim civil rights victories.

    Abigail Shure