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What the Teacher-Bashing Press Does Not Understand about PARCC & Other Standardized Tests, by Diane Ravitch

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Diane Ravitch says : "This is worth your while to read as you will learn a lot about standardized testing and its limitations. This is a thoughtful and important article by Mark Weber (aka Jersey Jazzman), who teaches in public school in New Jersey and is earning his doctorate in statistics at Rutgers. He points out that PARCC and NJ's previous standardized test (NJASK) produced the same results.  He notes that both the New Jersey Star-Ledger and the New York Post were outraged--outraged!--that NJ Governor Phil Murphy plans to abandon the PARCC exam;  They accuse Murphy of kowtowing to the lousy teachers' unions and trying to dumb down the test."  More teacher bashing by the press. 

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