Obama & Duncan Champion Test Abuse – Gerald Bracey

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“The President and his Secretary want to use existing tests, willy-nilly, to evaluate teachers. They should both be ashamed. The President should be chastised and Secretary Duncan should be fired on the simple grounds of incompetence.” -Dr. Gerald Bracey

stressed teacher_0The following is a re-blog of a Huffington Post essay written by Dr. Gerald Bracey, a highly respected education policy researcher, two months before his death in August, 2009…

“The President of the United States and his Secretary of Education are violating one of the most fundamental principles concerning test use: Tests should be used only for the purpose for which they were developed. If they are to be used for some other purpose, then careful attention must be paid to whether or not this purpose is appropriate. This position was developed jointly by the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in…

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