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Ravitch: Standardized Testing Undermines Teaching

posted Apr 29, 2011, 9:40 AM by Gary Jones   [ updated Apr 29, 2011, 9:49 AM ]
Interview by NPR, the former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch who was an early advocate of No Child Left Behind, school vouchers and charter schools, said, "I came to the conclusion ... that No Child Left Behind has turned into a timetable for the destruction of American public education," she tellsFresh Air's Terry Gross. "I had never imagined that the test would someday be turned into a blunt instrument to close schools — or to say whether teachers are good teachers or not — because I always knew children's test scores are far more complicated than the way they're being received today."



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