We have turned school testing into a huge corporate profit center, led by Pearson, for whom the $32 million "talking pineapple" test is actually pretty small potatoes. Pearson has a five-year testing contract with Texas that’s costing the state taxpayers nearly half-a-billion dollars. And the tests don't even make sense.

mk: Standardized tests are the worst thing that has happened to the educational system. We should ban them. Parents can decide for themselves if their kids are learning enough.

posted by NotPhil: 2374 days ago