Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pearson Conglomerate Gets $32 million for Standardised Test Scandal and Idiocy

New York State education commissioner John B. King has removed (New York Times) some confusing, nonsensical questions about a pineapple racing a hare from an eight grade standardised test. The New York Daily News carried some of the narrative and … Continue reading

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Standardised Testing is an Effort to Destroy Quality Teaching and Purge Radical, Creative Professors

The movement of testing to determine teaching effectiveness is not dissimilar to totalitarian regimes that require a national curriculum agenda. This mania is sweeping the land of the free. Let us recall that the No Child Left Behind and similar … Continue reading

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The New McCarthyism: Postsecondary Education and Standardised Testing

The New York Times is reporting on the latest cancer of conformity sweeping higher ed. It is the standardised test–the mestatisising of No Child Left Behind from secondary education to higher ed. Orwellian enemies of critical thinking and intellectual diversity … Continue reading

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