Tests, From the Top Down – Room for Debate

January 26, 2011

Unfortunately, his Race to the Top program, which he called “the most meaningful reform of our public schools in a generation,” undermines these goals. It is not a repudiation of the unpopular No Child Left Behind law, but a continuation. Like No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top places high priority on tests of reading and mathematics. … No teachers or school boards proposed these ideas. Teachers feel unfairly blamed for low scores. None of these ideas is supported by research or has a record of success. http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/01/26/grading-the-education-preside…

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