Curmudgucation Digest (May 17)
Charter fraud, Arne speaks on Pre-K, testing, and the hot new Honesty Gap!
Once again, research shows that demographic data can do an awfully good job of predicting Big Standardized Test scores. Does that mean we can get rid of the testing?
When considering the issue of testing, there are just two main questions that need to be answered.
Reading Hess and Pondiscio, one might conclude that the right is getting fuzzy on testing. I don't think so.
Time for the annual report of charter school fraud and waste. $200 million and still growing!
Charter operators are sharpening their knives in Nashville while local journalists prefer not to notice anything untoward.
Every time Arne Duncan talks about pre-school, I feel nervous.
"The test may not be perfect, but we have to do something" may be one of the dumbest arguments in favor if testing, ever.
If you look at many of my positions on issues like testing, it seems as if I should be a charter supporter. Here's why I'm not.
Of course, I can't legally tell you anything about the Big Standardized Test I proctored this week- but I can tell you about the directions.
Heard about the Honesty Gap yet? All the cool reformy kids are talking about. Here's another piece from this week about it.
Some weeks, real life makes a mockery of things like standardized tests. The most popular read of the week.
Dear PARCC. There were some problems with the audio on your promotional video. Dan Masi fixed that for you.
An independent journalist needs your help in getting an important story out there.
More protests in Newark. Is anybody in power in New Jersey ever going to pay attention?
When the turnaround specialists come calling, here's what to ask.