Banding together for Peaceful Social Justice for all people.


In the past couple of days I’ve seen a number of troubling statements about education and policy-related issues, like standardized testing, from a variety of political leaders. And I keep coming back to the same word to describe how I feel after reading their ideas about the state of public education. Disappointed. One of these statements was from a hopeful for governor of our state, and although there were some encouraging bits about “supporting teachers” scattered throughout the piece, the overriding concerned seemed to be a focus on increased “accountability.” In an era in which teachers are scrutinized, measured, prodded, and poked like pieces of meat, it is simply beyond comprehension that any reasonable person would suggest that what’s need to make things better is…wait for it…more “accountability.” Even worse, this “accountability” is only ever available in one-size-fits-all standardized tests–tests that do not provide any sort of meaningful feedback to students so they can

Source: What you need to know about accountability, tests, and music | Eclectablog

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Occupy Democrats

Banding together for Peaceful Social Justice for all people.

All Nudist

Everything about the Nudist/Naturist lifestyle

Prisoner Activist

News, reports and advocacy resources on criminal justice and prison reform

Maninblue1947's Weblog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

The Buttry Diary

Steve Buttry, Dearly Departed Husband, Father and Grandfather. Former Director of Student Media, LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication

NewsFeed

Breaking news and updates from Time.com. News pictures, video, Twitter trends.

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: