Is Standardized Testing Good for Education ?
By (author) Deborah Meier
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Is Standardized Testing Good for Education ? by Deborah Meier
Book DescriptionSomewhere. . . there is a place of sanity where education is intense and substantive. . . . It's in that place that Deborah Meier has been working all these years. Her voice conveys a life of struggle in the front lines-victories and losses, hopes and disappointments. . . . It's a voice our nation needs to hear. --Jonathan Kozol, from the Foreword Acclaimed educator Deborah Meier offers a fresh take on standardized tests. While others have criticized standards and what they measure, Meier rejects the very idea of a centralized authority that dictates how and what teachers teach. Standardization, she argues, prevents citizens-including teachers-from emerging as thoughtful, responsible adults, seriously engaged with shaping their own schools, classrooms, and communities. As a result, young people can't learn from them how to be thoughtful, responsible adults and good citizens, the primary goal of public education in a democracy. The New Democracy Forum is a series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns. "A civic treasure. . . . A truly good idea, carried out with intelligence and panache." --Robert Pinsky
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807004418
(203mm x 140mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Deborah Meier
Deborah Meier is the author of "The Power of Their Ideas." She is principal of the Mission Hill School in Boston, Massachusetts.
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