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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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This May Be The Biggest Problem With America's 'Common Core' Education Standards

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (6 months ago)

The Common Core — a set of education standards adopted by nearly every U.S. state — was built on the idea that students should be able to think critically rather than just memorize material for tests. It's a good goal. A common and ... Read Post

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

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

United States / Chicago : Huffington Post: Chicago Blog (5 months 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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