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This think tank invented a fairly sophisticated international assessment to see if their hypothesis (Privatize, De-professionalize, Standardize) was working…in a word, no.

For more than ten long, empty, intellectually dry and dishonest years, we’ve lived under the insanity of No Child Left Untested. (Someone told me not to be so negative. Trust me. I’m holding back.) Children, especially poor children, have been subjected to a corporate “reform” mentality of pass/fail by making their quota of test score points on some standardized garbage never designed to gauge anything more delicately complex than a child’s understanding of where the comma goes.

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Albemarle County, VA Teacher — 18 January 2012, 14:49

My school system is blocking access to the original article. I wonder why?


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