Testing Reform in the News -- October 11 - 17 , 2012

Another round of thoughtful, evidence-based analyses of the educational fallout from the test-and-punish status quo, issues which the Presidential debates continue to ignore

Why Almost all School Reforms Fail -- They Ignore Poverty's Impact
   http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=16889

Testing Reform Can Help Save Public Education
  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2012/10/there_is_a_...

It's Time to Get Rid of Standardized Tests
  http://ideas.time.com/2012/10/11/why-its-time-to-get-rid-of-standardized...

Something Is Very Wrong When Nine Year Olds Sit for Tests That Are Longer Than the SAT and GRE Combined
  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/10/12/something...

Testing ad Absurdum -- Written Exams in Gym and Art Classes
  http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/10/10/exclusive-l-i-students-perplexed-...

Johnny Isn't Sick; He's Skipping the Test
  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/education/dear-teacher-johnny-isnt-sic...

Want to Ruin Teaching?  Give Ratings
  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/opinion/want-to-ruin-teaching-give-rat...

Traumatic Lives of Students Affect Teachers' Evaluation
  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/10/14/traumatic...

Principal Writes Pres. Obama: Schools Need Support Not Punishment
  http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2012/10/a_principal_...

Where Does Mitt Romney Really Stand on Standardized Testing?
  http://www.good.is/posts/where-does-mitt-romney-really-stand-on-standard...

Shutting Public Schools Destabilizes Communities
  http://www.suntimes.com/15692890-761/ex-us-education-official-knocks-sch...