While corporate lobbying and palm-greasing is disturbing in its own right, we can't pin the obsession with testing on Pearson.
September 2014 Archives
I use "corporate" as a term to describe the large chains and franchises that are dominating and leading the charter movement.
Private interests, concerned foremost with the bottom line, can be problematic in education; but the vast majority of charters are operated on a non-profit basis.
I decided to invite a new conversation partner to jump in, hoping we might go even further in unpacking the overheated rhetoric that swirls around our public schools.
It is deeply misguided to believe that those skills alone make a great teacher.