Wendy Hart: Standards-based grading will lead us further away from freedom and individuality and could lead to a loss of selected types of knowledge.
Shane Vander Hart: The standards and accountability movement have not increased flexibility or raised student acheivement. It has increased bureaucracy.
“An approach to education based on standards invariably results in checklists being brought out and omissions noted, rather than accomplishments cited.”
Pioneer Institute Study: Curriculum centralization has failed to improve international competitiveness—it’s time to re-think curriculum standards-based reform
Shane Vander Hart responds to Education Next’s 2017 School Reform Poll that shows support for standards-based reform growing among Americans.