NYC, Oct. 12, 2011
"However, like the missile gap, the so-called learning gap is a myth. The fear has been founded on misinformation and misperceptions.
Some have traced the root of all evil in the assault on public education as the misuse of testing - actually high stakes testing. In other words, no one is against the use of tests but the use of these narrow tests as sole judge of the success or failure of students. teachers, schools and school systems. We would also point to the awesome costs of not only the tests, but the prep materials and the entire monitoring apparatus. You can populate a small city with the accountability (everyone accountable but the people at the top) crew at Tweed - along with all the consultants.
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