If teaching in China taught me anything, it taught me to be very skeptical of high stakes testing. It distorts curricula, makes teaching a chore, and favors the rich.
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NEW YORK -- Education policies pushing more tests haven't necessarily led to more learning, according to a new National Research Council report.
Arguing against testing for kids with disabilities is discriminatory. You can't separate them, and to try to do so creates two, unequal systems, one with accountability and one without it.
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Duncan introduced a bill Friday...
By casting your lot with Barack Obama, and it pains me to say this, you are endorsing the president who has done more to destroy what is good about public education than any president in history.
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How fortunate is it for students across America that bin Laden's death took place at a time when standardized tests have been completed for this school year?
The proportion of students who are the focus of federal aid is growing. Thus, we should reconfirm our commitment to bringing about greater equity in education.
Here's what I envision: Working in teams, middle school kids could use a phone to "map" their neighborhood intersections with photos that answer one question: is there a trash can on the corner?
For the last ten years in this country we've regularly seen standardized tests results that can't be believed and standardized testing companies that can't be trusted.
Low performing schools received federal grants, often $1 million over three years, expecting them to be "turned around." Even with that much money, improving these schools will be a tall order.
Descartes's "mind-body dualism" belief has long been consigned to the dust-bin of history, though the "no excuses" gang doesn't seem to have gotten the message.
Are American teachers "nation builders?" Could they be? What tools does a "Nation Builder" (or any other builder) need to be able to get the job done?
The economic possibilities tied to increasing high school graduation rates are far too great to ignore. More diplomas mean more jobs, greater incomes, more car and home sales, and a higher GDP.
Since this story was first published, Michelle Rhee has acknowledged that some cheating may have occurred, the Washington Post reports. Thi...
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in ...
ESEA needs to shift the emphasis of America's school reform efforts from "tests and sanctions" to implementing what actually works in turning around low-achieving schools.
Early intervention is both cost effective and economically efficient. It has better outcomes than remediation because it's easier to prevent rather than remediate a problem.
The law's many loopholes allow and encourage educators to cheat. It says that everyone has to be proficient by 2014 but lets states decide what constitutes proficiency. This is an invitation to deceive.
There must be a way to exert influence beyond one's reign or term. And, of course, there is. Education.
President Barack Obama declared this week that four of five public schools could be labeled as "failing" this year under the No Child Left Behind Act ...
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