Richard P. Phelps: In the realm of education testing policy cherry pickers have run the show for over three decades. It’s time to unrig the research.
Newsday declared the war over Common Core and other education reforms in New York over and said parents must have their students take state assessments.
Dr. Domingo Morel, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, ascribed a rather nefarious purpose behind state takeovers of schools.
Valarie Strauss at The Washington Post writes about the teacher shortages every state is facing this school year, a problem that has become acute in recent years.
S. 1177 retains the 17 NCLB mandated annual tests in grades 3-12 and includes of student test performance in state accountability systems.