Wednesday, January 9, 2013

First stop digging

From EPI: Michelle Rhee gets a failing grade on her report card
Money quote:
Curiously, despite Rhee’s love of high stakes testing, student performance as measured by the gold-standard test of student achievement, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), plays no role in her ranking of the states. These “rankings” put Louisiana and Florida (both bottom 10 on the NAEP), for example, far ahead of high-achieving states like Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New Jersey, all of which ranked in the top three on the NAEP.
If your "reforms" are just making things worse, please reconsider whom they are benefiting.

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