An organization called Students for Education Reform is popping up on various campuses to advocate for corporate reforms.
This article by George Joseph in The Nation explores who they are and who funds them.
It is hard to understand why students would demand more standardized testing and why they would support a movement that attacks teachers and wants teachers to be held accountable for what students do. Shouldn’t students be held accountable for what students do?
All around the nation, brave students are saying “no” to the corporate reform movement that wants to turn them into standardized data points.
But not SFER, which is an offshoot of the Wall Street hedge fund managers’ group called DFER. They want to be standardized. They want to be data points. They want more tests. Please, won’t someone test them and publish their scores?