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Standardized Control

“He had been educated only in that innocent and ineffectual way in which the Catholic priests teach the aborigines, by which the pupil is never educated to the degree of consciousness, but only to the degree of trust and reverence, and a child is not made a man but kept a child.” [1] Henry David Thoreau’s description of his visitor at Walden’s pond seems a likely description of the result of standards based education and testing. 1,847 more words


New ESEA Continues “Reign of Error”

In September both the house and senate versions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) are scheduled for a conference committee. Since 1965, title I of this law has provided money to schools with children living in poverty. 1,159 more words


No to the ESEA Re-authorization

Whether it is the senate’s “Every Child Achieves Act” or the house’s “Students Success Act”, local control of schools is being dangerously arrogated to the federal government. 969 more words


Trekkie Standards for Science – The Framework

The administrations of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton both supported “Outcome Based Education” and national standards which set the stage for the authoritarian model of education enacted by the George W. 1,543 more words


Standards Based Education is Bad Education Theory

While discussing a student’s next class schedule with an outstanding student counselor, I learned my colleague had become dependent on testing data to place her students. 2,123 more words


An Observation. Of Standardized Tests.

Standardized testing, in its uses and effects, closely resembles eugenics. Similar, too, is the rhetoric that promotes them both.

(Experimental Thoughts)