Peach State Cheers too Late in Common Core Battle?
Northwest of Atlanta sits Marietta, Cobb County, where, on a late spring 2013 night, a crowd cheered as the Cobb Board of Education voted down the district’s request to buy math curricula. The vote was not unanimous, but striking. Nine of Cobb high schools received medals in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. This spring eleven of their eighteen county high schools made the | Read More »
Teaching to the Tests: Parents’ Lessons From a Scandal That Left Children Behind
Given to children in the third to eighth grade, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) were meant to gauge each student’s abilities in reading, mathematics, English/Language Arts, Social studies, and Science. In the Atlanta Georgia School District, hours after the students handed in these tests, an alleged 140 teachers feverishly erased wrong answers and penciled in correct answers. An alleged thirty-eight principals were equally busy. Later, | Read More »