‘Teaching to the test’ doesn’t have to be the epitome of bad, uninspired teaching — nor an act of grave, racist oppression.
‘The attack on gifted education is not only a loss for students, but it’s a loss for our country. It’s a national security issue,’ says Harry Jackson, who is suing to resist racial quotas in his son’s elite public school.
Four to six months ahead of possible testing times, the test’s commissioner pre-emptively canceled this only way to measure the effect of varying school shutdown regulations across state lines.
NAEP’s changes might cause better test results, but they fundamentally alter the meaning of reading comprehension, which would hurt students.
On Tuesday, the latest results from a respected international test showed U.S. students making no progress in math or reading in the past 19 years. It’s the latest puncture in Common Core’s inflated promises.
Asking teachers to prepare their students for an exam is not an instance of American anti-intellectualism, but a practice that can be found across the globe.
The U.S. Department of Education is clear in its threat to withhold millions of dollars from Utah simply for following state law and protecting parental rights.
If this test is an early indicator of fourth grade declines, U.S. schools will have increased per-pupil spending 400 percent since the 1970s to no achievement gains.
As the two major college entrance exams have shifted to support Common Core, parents and colleges are creating alternative exams that emphasize classic content.
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