Mercedes Schneider, who teaches in Louisiana and holds a doctorate in statistics and research methods, continues her analysis of NCTQ, its letter grade reports, and its ties to the reform movement.
I would love to see a some sort of a diagram of all the players, superintendents, CEO’s and lines to all the organizations, companies, school districts, charter schools or DOE’s they are connected to. I swear the conflict of interst seems to get deeper and deeper.
Snicker, after I finish with NCTQ, I plan to move on to other boards. It may be a while, but somewhere down the road, I will try to diagram all of the overlapping connections.
A review of the NCTQ players also demonstrates connections to for-profit colleges with teacher ed programs. Duncan cites NCTQ, as if they have some legitimacy. I was on the ed.gov website the other day and saw a link to one of the NCTQ reports. A subsequent search of the site revealed that many of their reports are on there. What happened to scientifically-based research in education?
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