Tag Archives: High-Stakes Testing

What Are We Doing to Public Education in the Name of School Reform?: High-Stakes Testing and the Demise of the “Artist-Teacher”

By Elaine Magliaro Vicki Cobb, an author of nonfiction  books for children, is a former science teacher. She has published more than eighty titles “for grades K-8 that cover physics, chemistry and biology, biographies, geography and the human body.” In 2012, she received a Lifetime … Continue reading

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John Oliver on the Negative Effects of Too Much Standardized Testing on Our Children and Our Public Schools (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro School reformers have claimed for years that our public schools and our public school teachers are failing our children. In Washington, policies put in place to help reform our schools have brought us the disastrous No Child … Continue reading

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What’s Going on in Public Education: “A Brief History of the ‘Testocracy,’ Standardized Testing and Test-Defying”

By Elaine Magliaro I just came across an excellent article today titled A Brief History of the “Testocracy,” Standardized Testing and Test-Defying that I think is a MUST READ for anyone concerned about the mania for the high-stakes testing of … Continue reading

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The Twelfth Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Florida State Representative Warns That the Company Hired to Create New Common Core Standardized Tests for the State Promotes Homosexuality

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Last November, I wrote a column for Res Ipsa Loquitor on the subject of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Common Core standards. It appears that Duncan was unhappy with critics of Common Core and made … Continue reading

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