RABBLE ROUSER: A lesson in opting out of PARCC
By Jeremy Knoll
Knoll argues that standardized testing is unnecessary.
Teachers Don’t Want All Of This Useless Data
By Steven Singer
A perspective from a teacher that argues the overuse and over-reliance of data in education.
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"Grit” Is Trendy, but Can It Be Taught?
By Daniel T. Willingham
"Grit is definitely real, scientifically, meaning researchers are finding it a useful construct for understanding human behavior."
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When Testing Takes OverAn expert's lens on the failure of high-stakes accountability tests — and what we can do to change course
By Bari Walsh
"Time and time again, policymakers have made up programs they think will work and have then imposed them wholesale on schools without first trying them out."
The Orphaned Subjects of Common Core
By Alex Thomas
"One question looming large is what happens now to the flute lessons, theater presentations, world history, penmanship, and other subjects that have been abandoned in the name of emphasizing math, science, and English to the detriment of everything else? How does their continued absence affect the education landscape and our culture in general?"
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New York School Superintendents: What Side Are You On?
Superintendent Hynes addresses his fellow NYS superintendents on the matter of the importance of standardized testing. It should be addressed to ALL US superintendents.
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