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Revolt? Hamburg to Vote on Standardized Testing
To much testing? Or a rebellion against being held accountable? Tell your kid's story here
Dr. Wlliam Cala
Robert Bennett is enigmatic of the failure of the Board of Regents. He is clueless and has been for decades. Has he read no research whatsoever?? Of course not. He is an ideologue. New York bought into the federal extortion of Race to the Top. $700 million to buy into the Common Core. But the joke's on us as implementation is costing much more (See Mid-Hudson study.... sorry, I forgot, he doesn't read research). Regarding the validity of the Common Core's value-added assessments (VAM) perhaps reading Professor Jesse Rothstein's research paper on the topic. Common Core and the corresponding tests are a money grab by corporate interests. Why do you think Gates put $150 million into Common Core? There hundreds of millions to be made on technology here as the tests are to be administered by computer, corrected by same and data into data warehouses. Cash Cow at the expense of children. And Bennett can't see what the fuss is all about!
Testing fails to measure 21st C. Skills.
Any one who wants to know how well my kids are doing, just stop by and look. A rebel, I refuse to teach English reading in my music class. My students are consistently using the DOK Level 4 or for us old schoolers Blooms taxonomy, upper level thought. There is no bubble sheet for problem solving, collaboration, or creativity. Just let us teach, and let us teach our subjects!!