Standardized Testing: “Fun” House Mirrors and Distorted Realities

Standardized testing is like “fun house” mirrors. Sure, they cast a “reflection” of the learner being tested, but it’s a grossly distorted reflection of who that student is as a learner or what they know or are capable of learning. (“Is that what I really what I look like?”) Now imagine what it does toContinue reading “Standardized Testing: “Fun” House Mirrors and Distorted Realities”

HOGAN, CHARTERS and PRIVATIZATION OF BALTIMORE CITY SCHOOLS

Hogan recently stated, “We’re going to do everything we can to expand the use of charter schools. It’s a great idea.”  Currently, local school systems bear the cost of charter schools, so approving them means increasing spending or cutting funds for existing schools. “I don’t see new schools being able to open,” said Kara Kerwin,Continue reading “HOGAN, CHARTERS and PRIVATIZATION OF BALTIMORE CITY SCHOOLS”

Can Pearson SUE for Damages to its Profits if We Eliminate Standardized Testing from Public Education? It Just Might Have a Claim…

Yes, we all know that corporations “own” politicians and sway legislation. ALEC has gamed that system for decades. But what if that corporate-driven system of manipulating public governance “behind closed doors” to serve corporate interests could take it …one…step…further? What if there was an international TRIBUNAL of corporations that was able to TRUMP national governance,Continue reading “Can Pearson SUE for Damages to its Profits if We Eliminate Standardized Testing from Public Education? It Just Might Have a Claim…”

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