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Equality vs. Fairness: SCOTUS and Affirmative Action

One of the many challenges inherent in teaching is the constant push/pull of equality vs. fairness. Good teachers face this conflict often, and it only seems to get slightly easier with time. 639 more words


Standardized testing is detrimental to students’ education

By Robert Green | Published April 22, 2014 by the Montreal Gazette

Though education is an issue of great importance to Quebecers, the only education-related issue discussed in the recent election campaign was the question of where in the education bureaucracy to find savings that could be redirected to schools. 532 more words

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Teaching Hack: Plexers as Standardized Testing Prep

A plexer is traditionally an “allusional device that uses pictures to represent words or parts of words” (Wikipedia.com). I love plexers. This year, I have expanded the definition of plexer to include riddles and other things that make you think flexibly. 192 more words

Standardized Testing and Get a New Job

Texas is a proud innovator of the STAAR test (State of Texas Assessment of blah Academic blah Readiness blah blah, for the technical name).  The STAAR test is the latest form of standardized torture for Texas teachers.   731 more words

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STAAR Thoughts

This is my sixth year teaching third grade. When I started teaching, it was called TAKS. Now, it is called STAAR. I have read SO many different opinions about this test, as well as standardized testing altogether. 1,159 more words


Georgia schools get average grades on new performance measurement

The mediocre performance grades schools and districts got Monday are proof that the days of tossing out puffed-up academic measures that aren’t matched by reality are on their way out, Georgia Superintendent John Barge said. 192 more words

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"Accommodate, Don't Discriminate"

Standardized tests are aimed to be inclusive and non-discriminatory. They have a goal of making sure the content is equivalent for all students. If we use different tests for certain groups of people, such as minorities or people with disabilities, we are creating an unfairness. 337 more words

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