Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wants students with disabilities to take the same standardized tests as students without disabilities, reports Joy Resmovits at Huffington Post.
The change “could have profound effects on some of the nation’s most vulnerable learners.”
“Since President Barack Obama came into office, his administration has upheld and advanced policies that have increased the stakes of standardized testing, arguing that student progress ultimately matters above all other concerns. Policies such as the Race to the Top competition derive from the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, which tied federal school aid to standardized test results.”
In the immortal words of Butch Cassidy
and the Sundance Kid:
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?