This recent newspaper article, Top students show little gain from ‘No Child’ efforts, is among the funniest education coverage I’ve read in a long time. It also points out the absolute insanity of standardized testing and the higher tougher meaner standards crowd.
Students who scored in the 90th percentile and above are making the least progress on national standardized tests.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.