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The truth about Testing: inventing failure so as to "fix" what wash never broken.

Series Created By Susan Lee Schwartz (47 articles.)

Testing and  evaluation IS NOT about standards... it is about profits.  Congress  enshrined the NCLB act which is the crux of the tragedy and allowed the testing company Pearson to rake in a fortune while kids lost everything we once took for granted  Its goal is to ensure that schools fail, so they can be rated as failing! Then they can be"FIXED" by the CC! .

 Read  how testing replaced learning as the objective: " The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education" by Diane Ravitch;  


The road to opportunity ended. The Bush policy and the Duncan rant  became the  national mandate, and the professional at the bottom , lost the right to plan lessons that enable kids to learn. They  evaluated the teachers our of their jobs, their civil-rights and that is What VAM means. The tests were not reform. They were a "magic elixir, no evidence required, and now that the evidence is in, as this series reveals, the charlatans who run the country, the media and now the schools want to continue the ruinous policy that dumbs down a nation to the point where propaganda wins, the people are so Bamboozled that they will elect liars.






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