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  •  1% solutions: NCLB & RttT (1+ / 0-)
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    ...entrenched public schools in the test-fail-test paradigm. NCLB & RttT's billionaire designers co-opted formative assessment teachers use to guide instruction into placing all stakes on a standard score.

    Standardized test scores are being used to determine the very survival of public schools. Scores are used to determine the cost-benefit ratio of class sizes, principal effectiveness, teacher quality, in our public schools.

    Furthermore, standardized test scores are misused by corporate reformers to tout the success of their crappy education schemes. Arne Duncan, Joel Klein, Michael Bloomberg, Jeb Bush, et al. have manufactured success by manipulating scores to paint themselves as champions of kids. The reality-they are champions of the 1% doing the bidding of the privatization masters.

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