The Texas testing system is a pot of gold for Pearson–a five year contract worth $500 million.
Pearson has a problem. More than half the school boards in Texas have passed a resolution against high-stakes testing.
The parents and citizens have watched the stakes go up and up for the past 20 years and they don’t see how it helps their children or their state.
They didn’t see any miracle in Texas.
Now an influential conservative blogger has spoken up and called for a halt. Enough is enough. Put the money into the classroom.
Is there a real possibility that common sense may be breaking out in the great state of Texas?
As a native Texan, I sure hope so.
Texans may talk funny (to non-Texans), but we are not stupid.