Read this: connect the dots

Add these to the summer required reading list for members of Congress, U.S. Dept. of Education staff, and other policymakers attempting to make critical decisions about education quality and reform in America…

Add these to the summer required reading list for members of Congress, U.S. Dept. of Education staff, and other policymakers attempting to make critical decisions about education quality and reform in America (care of my friends at Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching):

  1. Report from the National Center on Education and the Economy showing that the direction of popular U.S. trends in education reform are headed in the wrong direction and may further reduce the performance of American students against that of their peers in competing nations.
  2. Nearly a decade of America’s test-based accountability systems, from “adequate yearly progress” to high school exit exams, has shown little to no positive effect overall on learning and insufficient safeguards against gaming the system, a blue-ribbon committee of the National Academies of Science concludes in a new report.

Yes, this material will be on the test.

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