Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ronnie Earle On High Stakes Testing In Texas

I shot some video of Ronnie Earle speaking to a roomful of Democratic activists last weekend. He has two hot button issues that I’d like to see discussed more in the Texas political conversation: Tax Structure and Education.

Today I’d like to share Ronnie Earle’s take on high stakes testing of our school children in Texas. He has an interesting view that most people don’t bring up very often. Doing poorly on these tests is stigmatizing.

Yes, Earle needs to get over his performance in Algebra just like Texas needs to get over over-testing its children. Testing them not to assess how much they learn, but to figure out which teacher they need to fire.

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