Gates, Broad, et al -- have too much influence over the districts where
they are funding initiatives, and my usual response has been "no." But
if Gates develops national standards and tests, which is apparently itsnext big move, that might change things.
I support national standards and tests, and I'm as impatient as
everyone else. But Gates-made national standards creep me out a little
bit. I'd rather the states or the USDE develop the tests than the
Gates Foundation do it. Give the Obama administration a chance to do
something. (Or at least have Achieve do it.)
Then again, I'd rather
have standards than the current mishmash of uneven and generally
low-level state standards.
Cross-posted from TWIE.
Filed under: Foundation Follies