Common Core is promising “tests worth teaching to.


From John Thompson in the Huffington Post:

Test-driven reform has largely failed but, until recently, it was as great of a public relations success as anything that the billionaires’ bounty could buy. They branded teacher-bashing and union-busting as the “21st century civil rights movement.” High-stakes bubble-in test prep was spun as “High Expectations!” Defenders of the principle of public education for all were labeled as the “status quo.” Efforts to protect the liberal arts and our students’ ability to wrestle with ideas, and practice their artistic, musical, and athletic talents were rebranded as “adult interests.”

 

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About Bob Sikes

A long time ago and a planet far, far away I was an athletic trainer for the New York Mets. I was blessed to be part of the now legendary 1986 World Series Championship. My late father told me that I'd one day be thankful I had that degree in teaching from Florida State University. He was right and I became twice blesses to become a teacher in the late 1990's. After dabbling with writing about the Mets and then politics, I settled on education.
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