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Race to the Flop: Ed Program Underdelivers - - 38 views

    critique of the race to the top program programs

Why I Cannot Support the Common Core Standards | Diane Ravitch's blog - 5 views

    Useful critique that argues that the national common core standards should be voluntary, not mandatory, since they have been developed within a corporate context that required such standards as a condition of eligibility for "race to the top" funds, and that it is unclear whether these standards will have positive or negative effects on students--they just haven't been tried enough to justify them as "national" or "mandatory."
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Measuring Classroom Progress: 21st Century Assessment Project Wants Your Inpu... - 51 views

    Guest authors Daniel Hickey and Brian Nelson argue that the opportunity to institute true reform in assessment practices is now, and the Race to the Top Assessment Initiative should think more broadly about how we measure progress in the classroom. They welcome comments on findings from the MacArthur 21st Century Assessment Project.
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