In a move that is expected to be popular with school children across the city, the New York City Council passed a unanimous resolution Tuesday declaring its opposition to high-stakes standardized testing. "The over-emphasis on standardized testing has caused considerable collateral damage in too m ... More >>
Staging Local Democracy
"These tests are harmful. They do nothing but stress us out and take away precious learning time. They don't make learning fun, they are all-consuming. ... We do not learn from these tests. Do we not go to school to learn?" Owen Hotaling, a freckled fifth grader in a sweatshirt and a bright red kn ... More >>
Governor Cuomo has political capital—why waste it on more reliance on standardized testing?
Standardized tests 'tried-and-untrue' method of measuring students' learning
The handcuffing of a seven-year-old suggests that something is very wrong in New York City
Can a multi-state effort to concoct new standardized tests prepare New York's students for college?
Are No Child Left Behind and Bloomberg's report cards pushing schools to go grade-grubbing?
School's back in session, and you know what that means: a local politics story. The New York Times, the Sun, and WABC all have a look at Mayoral Accountability for School Success, a 501(c)(4) non-profit (like the AARP, the NRA, and MoveOn.org) heavily influenced by Bloomberg official who want the Ma ... More >>
Looking a Gifted Horse in the Mouth
Playing the Numbers Game for Kids' Futures
Charting the Race to Artificially Gauge Intelligence
A Federal Charge of Race Discrimination Against Rudy Crew