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March 10, 2010

The Most Misunderstood Strategy in Education

Repeating something often enough does not make it true. This axiom has particular relevance in the debate over how to improve test scores in today's accountability movement. In this context, no phrase is as overused and misunderstood as "teaching to the test." The reason is a failure to distinguish...

February 16, 2010

Teachers Are Potted Palms in School Reform

Today is the debut of Walt Gardner's Reality Check. I'd like to mark the occasion with a note for readers who are unfamiliar with my work. For the past 17 years I've written about education for major newspapers and magazines around the globe. (Google me for a small sample.) I did so because I felt ...



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