Occasionally, reformers will dismiss concerns regarding the high stakes attached to standardized testing in our schools by comparing these state mandated tests to the test you must pass to get your driver’s license. 818 more words
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On January 28, 2016, the Louisiana House Education Committee chose chose Nancy Landry (R-Lafayette) as its chair.
Louisiana teachers remember Landry from 2012– March 14, 2012– and the House Education Committee hearings on the Jindal “overhaul” of Louisiana public education– which included legislation on the Jeb-Bush-influenced ed reforms of voucher expansion and grading teachers using student test scores. 1,988 more words
On January 02, 2016, I wrote a post about former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s departure from the US Department of Education (USDOE).
In that post, I included a letter dated December 22, 2015, written to state superintendents by Ann Whalen, whose temporary title is, “Delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.” In the letter, Whalen tells state superintendents that they had better deliver on testing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB)-mandated 95 percent of students in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school, just as NCLB requires. 1,204 more words