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Public School Standardized Testing: Enough Is Enough for New York State Kids

Cynthia Wachtell | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education
Cynthia Wachtell

For public school children, it has been a long spring, shaped far too much by mandated testing. And the testing is not over.

The "Wisdom" of Pearson's Pineapple Passage

Alan Singer | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

If Pearson and Merryl Tisch were teachers being evaluated based on lesson of the pineapple, hare, and owl, they would both be rated "Unsatisfactory."

Pineapple That Ate Global History

Alan Singer | Posted 06.25.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

The fundamental problem with Common Core, the latest educational miracle solution that is being promoted by the National Governors Association and Pearson Educational, is that it is conceptually backwards.

Ridiculous Talking Pineapple Question On 8th-Grade State Exam Confuses Everyone

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

New York students, teachers, and parents were utterly bewildered by a question on an eighth-grade state reading exam, the New York Daily News reports....