Richmond Teachers for Social Justice Position Statement Against High Stakes Testing

Virginians have been told that the only way to improve our schools is to measure success using standardized tests, called SOLs. This seemed to be simple common sense. If the teacher teaches, the kids learn, and the test scores will be fine. If scores are bad, then bad consequences will follow. For kids, bad consequences…… Continue reading Richmond Teachers for Social Justice Position Statement Against High Stakes Testing

A Predictable Disaster

by Gabriel A. Reich, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Teaching and Learning. Since the Reagan administration, Americans have listened to a steady drumbeat decrying the failure of our public schools. We demand action and politicians respond requiring administrators, teachers, and students to be held accountable for results. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was…… Continue reading A Predictable Disaster