Wednesday, April 15, 2015

We Have to Stop Pretending...

When it comes to #oklaed, we have to stop pretending...
  1. that one multiple choice test tells us everything we need to know about a student, her teacher, and her school.
  2. that students are engaged in or will find a future need for the kinds of learning we are requiring of them. (See #1.)
  3. that we know what college and career readiness means for this year's seniors, much less for a kindergartener (or that it has any real meaning at all).
  4. that education reform is about student outcomes. (Spoiler alert: It's about money.)
  5. that teachers are the cause of all of society's ills, or that we can cure all of them.

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