The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) agenda has seven “reform” priorities, and its work centers on influencing state governments to pass laws that are directly related to these reform priorities. The seven reform categories (shown in Box 1) are elements of the corporate and foundation led privatization of public schools, as well as the accountability […]
Why Candidates for Governor and State School Superintendent of Georgia Should Oppose High-Stakes Testing?
Latest Story In an earlier post, I challenged candidates for state school superintendent to oppose the Common Core State Standards. Today, I am writing to candidates for Governor and State School Superintendent of Georgia to oppose High-Stakes testing. If they would, they’d open the door to a new paradigm of assessment that would improve education in Georgia […]
Georgia released a lot of data about every school in the state which is summarized by a score attained through the College and Career Ready Performance Index. When the results were released this week by John Barge, State Superintendent of Education, the focus was on the new calculation system used to generate a score for […]