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PARCC RESULTS MEAN NOTHING

Sep 23, 2015 by

Monday, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) released the preliminary results from the spring 2015...

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The Failures of Arkansas’s Tur...

Aug 25, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky – Since passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, all states have been under federal pressure to identify...

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MCAS Test Items in All Subject...

Aug 18, 2015 by

MCAS Test Items in All Subjects and Grades from 1998 on. Slight revision of a blog on the Pioneer Institute website...

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Dr. Sandra Stotsky’s June 2015...

Jun 9, 2015 by

Why Massachusetts Should Abandon the PARCC tests and  the 2011 Coleman et al English Language Arts Standards on which the MCAS Tests...

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Government-Sponsored Research ...

May 10, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky – May 10, 2015   Another government agency down the partisan drain, it seems.  On May 5, the Washington...

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Teacher Licensing Reform and t...

May 6, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky – Most governors, state commissioners of education, state boards of education, and Chambers of Commerce seem to...

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Does Congress Now Believe that...

Apr 27, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky – Two recent phenomena suggest that we have become a nation of uninformed voters led by unquestioning reporters...

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▶ Stotsky to Legislators: Reme...

Apr 21, 2015 by

On Beacon Hill Sandra Stotsky sends a message to Massachusetts legislators on April 15, 2015: Remember 1993 MERA (MA Education Reform...

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Common Misinformation from Pub...

Apr 20, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky – Common Misinformation from Public Officials or Professional Educators—and the Facts Common Myths and...

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Why Don’t Senators Alexander a...

Apr 8, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky April 8, 2015 Senators Alexander and Murray seem to want low-income students to remain as badly taught as they have...

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Why We Should Eliminate State ...

Apr 7, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky April 5, 2015 It is becoming increasingly clearer that the main groups oppressing parents, local school boards, and...

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What Led to the “Massachusetts...

Apr 3, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky – April 3, 2015 Most governors, state commissioners of education, state boards of education, and Chambers of...

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How to Reverse the Federal Tes...

Mar 7, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky – The past 50 years have witnessed the strange evolution of the chief instrument of the federal government for...

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10 Things NCLB/ESEA Supporters...

Feb 24, 2015 by

  10 Things NCLB/ESEA Supporters Want You to Think About the Student Success Act: A Modification of What Was Issued by House...

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Why Not Simply Throw Title I F...

Feb 13, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky, February 13, 2015 Why not simply throw Title I funds from a window on a high floor in a tall building?   Disposing of...

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Wherein Lies Accountability? N...

Feb 11, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky – One major issue bedeviling this country is how to improve the education of low-income students without...

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Why Is Senator Lamar Alexander...

Jan 31, 2015 by

There are two dumbfounding aspects of Senator Lamar Alexander’s revision-in-progress of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the 2001 version...

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Let’s avoid a repeat of ...

Jan 28, 2015 by

We know that Rep. John Kline of Minnesota and Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee have been working feverishly on changes in some of...

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Do We Need State Boards of Edu...

Jan 19, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky –  Some political officials (Governor Sandoval of Nevada) and self-described policy wonks (Fordham Institute...

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Why No Information on what a C...

Jan 18, 2015 by

Sandra Stotsky January 18, 2015 We know that average American students today are not ready for college from two different sources:...

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