Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Trying to Close the Learning Gaps Through Wishful Thinking

Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Time to Move Beyond Test-Focused Policies | National Education Policy Center

"Holding teachers accountable but excusing the policymakers who fail to provide necessary supports is as harmful and illogical as holding students accountable but excusing poor teaching. Today’s demoralized teaching force has been given too much responsibility for outcomes and too little control over those outcomes...but equally strong demands must be made on the leaders and policymakers in district offices, state and federal legislatures, and state and federal departments of education."


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