Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Time to Dump Standards?

I love trend spotting, and especially trends that go my way. In the past two weeks the NYTimes editorial page has featured opinion pieces that illustrate how wrong the current obsession with teaching to standards is, and how much harm it's doing to education. I hope this trend gains momentum - exciting and relevant teaching is what makes it all worthwhile, not making sure 22 24 26 28 kids can pass the same test!

Where the Bar Ought to Be
Published: February 23, 2010
In Harlem, an educator is expecting the best, not the worst, from students at her charter schools.

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