Shorter Diane Ravitch. Yes, Glenn Beck and Michelle Malking hate the Common Core. But that doesn’t make it a good idea.
Archive for the ‘High-stakes school testing’ Category
Everything in this heartbreaking article rings bell after bell, from the perspective of more than forty years on both sides of college and graduate classrooms. And from my desk, critiquing student written work. I think we will find the intellectual damage done to current American students by the testing/NCLB disaster is comparable to the effect […]
What does an accountability enthusiast do when a favored charter school gets a low score? Why, he cheats.
Adapting a stage script for the screen is not straightforward. For one thing, learning how to navigate the differences in pace between a live theatre performance and the screen screen requires tremendous skill. Every once in a while, however, a stage script is strong enough that it can be lifted almost verbatim and will still […]
One reaction some people had to my post on elite university admissions in a winner-take-all-society could be easily summarized: So what? Hundreds of thousands of families invest time, energy, hope and resources into attaining a child’s admission to Harvard, Princeton etc., most of them don’t make it, but life is tough, deal with it, nothing […]
Of course the Atlanta school miracle was faked. All school miracles are faked. Remember Dukenfield’s law!
There’s an old joke about a man who asks a woman to sleep with him for $1 million. She agrees, whereupon he asks her to sleep with him for $1. “What kind of a girl do you think I am?” asks the woman indignantly. “We’ve settled that,” replies the man, “We’re just arguing about the […]
Appalling, essential article on what level of writing earns a passing grade on New York’s high school leaving exam.