Saturday, August 20, 2005

Deep in the heart of NCLB

Angela , over at EEPPT, discusses the Texas foundations of NCLB. Some highlights:

"1) The Texas accountability system, based on mandated state tests, is a hyper-standardized system that has driven down the quality and quantity of education... The accountability system creates the impression of improvement by substituting real teaching for weeks and weeks of test preparation."

"2) The most perverse thing it does is reward principals for losing kids-- that is, principals are rewarded for getting their school scores up, even if they do it by pushing children out of school who jeopardize school ratings."

And there's a 3), and a 4), and a 5).

Français/French Deutsch/German Italiano/Italian Português/Portuguese Español/Spanish 日本語/Japanese 한국어/Korean 中文(简体)/Chinese Simplified Tagalog/Filipino


Post a Comment

<< Home