My friends at The Chalkface have thrown themselves into the fight to support public education, with a radio show, videos, and blogs.
Now they let you know–in language you won’ t hear from me–about the latest reformer attack on teacher education. The reformers want Arne Duncan to ignore the objections of major institutions of higher education. They want him to adopt regulations that would judge teacher education programs by the test scores of the students of their graduates.
Got that. The test scores of the students taught by the graduates of these institutions.
This is guaranteed to make teaching to the test the official doctrine of American education, top to bottom. It means imposing NCLB on higher education.
It is absurd. It is reckless. It is ___________. (Fill in the blank.)