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John Thompson: Remove Stakes From Standardized Testing to Strengthen Education

Think of how the divisiveness in education would decrease if we borrowed from the Bill of Rights and adopted a code of ethics declaring, "No stakes shall be attached to standardized tests without the consent of the student or educator."
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Dave Stieber: Mr. Stieber, Protests Aren't on the MAP Test!

United States / Chicago : Huffington Post: Chicago Blog (2 years ago)

Educators all across the country have been saying for years that these tests are a waste of educational time. The tests are often flawed, they are expensive for the district, and they decrease the students desire to attend school. Read Post

Testing Hysteria Lite, by Marc Tucker

Education / Education Industry News : Schools Matter (7 hours ago)

If you were to believe the spin in the New York Times the other day, you would think that Marc Tucker, who has long been Hillary Clinton's main man on education issues, had decided that high stakes testing was a thing of the past: "... Read Post

Civil Rights or Civil Wrongs: A Closer Look at the Common Core

United States / Chicago : Huffington Post: Chicago Blog (4 weeks ago)

From the very beginnings of No Child Left Behind, the strongest argument for attaching stakes to standardized tests has been one of Civil Rights. This argument is shorthand for equity in education, an end to the systemic neglect of ... Read Post


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