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Michigan Mom: The State Says My Daughter is "Adequate." The State is Wrong.

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Confused about testing. Read this eye-opening reality check from Michigan 'Everyone is unhappy with the state tests, even the state of Michigan, which is very concerned about the M-Step scores. Students are scoring very poorly on this test that was redesigned two times in the two years it has been administered. So,  the State is threatening to take aggressive action to 'rid the state of failing schools.' Instead of spending time and resources making sure that schools have the resources they need! I challenge the State to actually do something about it, instead of forcing students to sit on milk crates to take more meaningless tests that result in poorly designed nonsensical reports. I challenge the State to make adequate progress and to do something truly revolutionary-- them to go into those failing schools and make sure that there are enough teachers there to teach the students...'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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