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Thu Aug 21, 2014, 03:47 PM

Education Secretary Allows Reprieve on Test-Based Teacher Ratings.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced on Thursday that states could delay the use of test results in teacher-performance ratings by another year, an acknowledgment, in effect, of the enormous pressures mounting on the nation’s teachers because of new academic standards and more rigorous standardized testing.

Sounding like some of his fiercest critics, Mr. Duncan wrote in a blog post, “I believe testing issues are sucking the oxygen out of the room in a lot of schools,” and said that teachers needed time to adapt to new standards and tests that emphasize more than simply filling in bubbled answers to multiple-choice questions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/education/education-secretary-allows-reprieve-on-test-based-teacher-ratings.html?&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHeadline&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 04:07 PM

1. This is good news. It's a start. n/t

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Thu Aug 21, 2014, 05:24 PM

2. Kinda like

Sounding like some of his fiercest critics, Mr. Duncan wrote in a blog post, “I believe testing issues are sucking the oxygen out of the room in a lot of schools,” and said that teachers needed time to adapt to new standards and tests that emphasize more than simply filling in bubbled answers to multiple-choice questions.


Kinda like a Wall Street CEO complaining about the detrimental effects of income inequality.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 07:19 AM

3. Finally, some pushback.

 

Arne is toast...gone by 2016, if not sooner...and the whole idiocy can be scrapped.

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