Easy Outrage

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"It's
easy to write a report saying CPS is a failure... It's easy to blame "special interests" and teachers for
the problem, then turn around and use the resulting outrage to argue
that charters are the silver bullet."

Lorraine Forte in the Huffington Post:

Tougher Tests Just the First Step to Improving Chicago Schools.

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  • Does anyone ever question whether standardized tests are a good metric of measuring student success? It feels like a bit of a religion to automatically accept that performance on tests measuring repitition and memorization skills is the way to judge student, and therfor, school success and failures.

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