Parents with children at decent schools tend to think that their schools are at least reasonably supportive of their students on test day. Three days ago, I was one such parent.
This year only seven black students were offered the opportunity to attend Stuyvesant High School, the highly competitive public school that uses test scores as its only basis for admissions. That's two fewer than last year. [ more ... Read Post
Boulder parent Lisa McElroy tells the story in Slate about how freaked out administrators were when she told them she wanted to opt out of standardized testing -- but ends up wondering just what, exactly, she had accomplished or cou... Read Post