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Cheng's Views on Chinese and American Education

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Notice that the percentage of Chinese eighth graders scoring "advanced" in mathematics is higher that the percentage of eighth graders scoring "advanced" from all other nations. After all, isn't the Race to the Top really the Race to the Top of the World? China sure is lucky. Or is it?

Equity, Testing Madness, and the Ongoing School Wars

Bruce Lesley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Bruce Lesley

Under the banner of "school reform," testing advocates and their lobbyists changed the frame and purposely undermined the quest for better equity.

Our Kids Today: The Greatest Generation?

Diane Ravitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

We are America. We should cultivate the wit and wisdom of Ben Franklin, the ingenuity of Thomas Alva Edison, the spirit of the Wright brothers. Were they good test-takers? Who knows? Who cares? I bet the guys at Enron and Madoff had great test scores.

Minority Testing Bias Persists

Ronnie Reese | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices
Ronnie Reese

In a month where (some of) America celebrates black history and the work of individuals who fought tirelessly for equality, the current uproar over standardized testing highlights just how much we have yet to overcome.

Why Standardized Tests Are Fine With Me

Paula White | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education
Paula White

Given what we know about the structure of our society, the demands of the knowledge economy, and the need to pass tests in order to advance in many of the nation's best careers, how can we entertain the idea that testing should be drastically scaled back?

Joy Resmovits

8 States Get Waiver From 'No Child Left Behind'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

Less than a week after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lambasted the Obama administration for not fighting inertia and special...