Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Send us your winners

When school is bastardized as nothing more than make test scores go up, don't be surprised if schools give you high scores in ways that alienate and marginalize the very students who need school the most.

When accountability is simply code for punish low scores, don't be surprised when private schools and charters build their mission around send us your winners and we'll make winners out of them.

1 comment:

  1. "When"? I know of at least one school that has a policy to review students each year and reserves the right to "remove them from the team" if they fail to meet the contract. I couldn't imagine a true public school trying to get away with that, and I would be astonished if they did try. Personally, I became a teacher to educate ALL students, regardless of whether or not they fit the traditional mold or some other guidelines.


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