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Public School Testing

Can Teachers Opt Out?

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 11.24.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

How do teachers resist the culture of high stakes testing and the continued participation in a system that is clearly not pedagogically sound and is purposively destructive to children, teachers, schools and communities?

Educating for Democracy: Playing the Numbers Game with the Dept. of Ed

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

The "test data" used to evaluate student progress acts as if children's learning could be measured the same way that sales of auto parts or purchases of cappuccino at Starbucks are calibrated.