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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 10/2012

Educating for Democracy: A Modest Proposal for Standardized Tests

| Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

The controversy over standardized testing was given new focus by the recent Chicago teachers strike. One of their major objections was to having the Chicago Board of Education use these tests heavily to determine teacher competence.

Educating for Democracy: Why Not Affirmative Action for 'Elite' High Schools?

| Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to revisit "affirmative action" in college admissions leads me to the observation that the advantages of diversity in higher education could be applied as well to the specialized high schools in New York City.