Wednesday, February 9, 2011

NEPC: No credible evidence on vouchers/ PSBA:Constitutional obstacles to vouchers/ WAPO: Poll on NCLB overhaul/ NYT LTE: Too much testing

"…no credible evidence that the achievement of public- or private-school students has been improved by the availability of vouchers.

Nathan Benefield of Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Foundation has been repeatedly citing one study funded by the Friedman Foundation, the granddaddy of all voucher advocacy organizations, to justify proposed school voucher programs.


From PSBA:




Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 02/ 9/2011
Poll on NCLB: Americans want overhaul (but does Congress?)
By Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
This was written by Monty Neill, interim executive director at The National known as FairTest, a non-profit organization that works to end the misuses of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair and valid.


Weighing the animal vs. feeding it: Too Much Testing
Feb 8, 2012, New York Times LTE
By Stephen Krashen

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