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My remarks in support of parents opting out from PARCC

My remarks in support of parents opting out from PARCC

I got the opportunity to present comments on the side of parents and students who are refusing the PARCC standardized tests being administered statewide in Colorado today. For those of you that don’t know, PARCC stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness...

Poverty, PISA and the power of working families

Well, this week the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the results of its world-famous study, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for 2012.  The release of this data causes flurry of activity and commentary in...
The truth about “failing schools”

The truth about “failing schools”

This image pretty much speaks for itself: This infographic measures national performance on the 2009 Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA), which is a randomly-sampled exam taken by many of the countries of the world. What this says is that kids who...