Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pretty Much Sums it Up

Tim Furman:

Let's review. They're raising the cut scores on a test that's going away in order to prep people for the future horrors of a test not yet written, based on standards that will not fully filter through any given child's education program for a range of three to eight years.

Can anyone calculate the cost of all of this? Then multiply by the opportunity cost for a nation focused on the wrong things. Then raise that figure to the appropriate exponent for the damage incurred by all the resulting disinformation. When someone arrives at a figure, just write it on the coffin of our public education system.

1 comment:

Mike Thayer said...


The number of students enrolled in public schools k-12 in the US.
See this link for details.