National Resolution on High Stakes Testing

Scathing Purple Musings

The Gainesville Sunand Tampa Bay Timesreports that two more school boards, Alachua and Hernando, will be strongly considering resolutions against Florida’s suffocating high-stakes test regime. The Sun has this from Alachua board chairman:

To base everything on one high-stakes test is not in the best interest of our children,” said April Griffin, chair of the School Board.

….Griffin emphasized that districts want to be held accountable, but current state and federal testing mandates are not the answer.

“We want to encourage the state of Florida, the governor and the state Board of Education to come up with a different type of accountability standard,” Griffin said. “Basing everything on one day in a child’s year is not the correct way, we believe.”

The disconnect between the Jeb Bush led cabal of education policy-makers and the everyone else in the state is astonishing. This from the state’s BOE vice chairman:

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