Yesterday, the New York Times carried a heart-breaking story about an exceptional school principal forced from her position under No-Child-Left-Behind legislation in order for the school district to obtain federal funding. It’s an instructive tale about the standardized-assessment tail wagging the educational dog in the name of so-called quality assurance. I won’t repeat the story here other than to say it’s an article well-worth reading, and I hope it makes a dent in the ascendancy of the standardized assessment cult.
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