The nation’s leading association of high school principals joined the growing movement to end the way the nation’s policy-makers are imposing crippling high-stakes tests regimes on the nation’s schools. Diane Ravitch spoke to the group before a nearly unanimous vote of support the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing
Seventeen Florida school boards have adopted the measure with Hillsborough to make it 18 on July 17. The addition of the board which oversees Tampa schools is particularly noteworthy as it is where the much ballyhooed Gates initiative is taking place and its teachers are evaluated through a value-added system (VAM) largely dependent on test scores. This joinder of the Hillsborough board is a signal that the Gates experiment isn’t working out.