Thursday, February 6, 2014

Standardized Testing Forum Tonight

6 PM, Haas Park.
The testing culture is out of control. It's basically become an industry for propping up sloganeering bureaucrats. There's nothing clean about any of these tests--- they don't measure what their cheerleaders say they measure, and they really don't help anyone know anything more clearly. If you just must test, the NAEP is enough. Kids in Chicago are tested to death, and the opportunity cost is staggering. But that's how we roll in the city: the kids who need the most get the least, and then they get poked, prodded, and categorized more than anyone else.

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