No TEST Left Behind

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Steven Singer: Standardized test scores are highly correlated with a child’s parental income. Rich kids generally score highly and poor kids score lower. That’s what these tests measure – not academic achievement.

Hope for Embattled Educators

Standardized Testing Students wide

Mark Naison: We now have a Counter Narrative, based on strong scholarship as well as experience, which warns that Reform policies are likely to widen educational disparities rooted in race and class and weaken the nation’s schools by driving out the most committed teachers.