Why Won’t Arne Duncan and Other True Believers in High-Stakes Testing Face Reality?

John Thompson is an educator, eduction blogger and award-winning historian.  His commentary pieces can be found on the Huffington Post.  This piece can be found at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-thompson/why-wont-arne-duncan-and_b_6542854.html Why Won’t Arne Duncan and Other True Believers in High-Stakes Testing Face Reality? Democrats who support test-driven reform are showcasing a kinder, gentler soundbite to defend the indefensible. No…

Should the Federal Government Be Determining How States Evaluate Teachers?

Education Blogger Jan Resseger on whether the federal government should be determining how states evaluate teachers… Senator Lamar Alexander, chair of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, held another hearing this week on the potential reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, since 2002 called No Child Left Behind (NCLB).…

Action Alert from Parents Across America

Congress is moving pretty quickly now on the long-delayed reauthorization of ESEA, formerly NCLB. First up is a Senate education committee hearing on testing and accountability on January 21, and we want to be sure our Senators know by then that we expect them to make some real changes in the test-and-punish regime of NCLB.…