Refugee children left behind as eagle lands on the moon

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
    PublisherLanguage on the move
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2010

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    Keywords

    • 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
    • 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)

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