Daily Archives: February 4, 2021

Houston: School Board Seeks to Squelch Student Activism

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In 2015, I wrote about a group of high school students in Houston who sued the state for underfunding public schools. Valerie Strauss wrote about them too. She wrote: ““The two students who…

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EdTrust and Other Groups Ask Cardona NOT to Allow Testing Waivers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
One of the first and most important decisions that Secretary-designate Miguel Cardona will make is whether to grant waivers to the states that want to suspend the annual federal testing mandated by the…

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What You Need to Know About Standardized Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss posted this article that I wrote on her Washington Post site “The Answer Sheet.” The tests now required by federal law are worthless. The results are reported too late to matter.…

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