Rethinking the Core
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July 15, 2014 By: Kevin Hogan
Looks like Tech&Learning’s selection of Randi Weingarten to this
year’s most influential list
was a good one. In her keynote speech
AFT national convention in Los Angeles on Friday, Weingarten let it rip
regarding testing, Common Core, accountability, and more: “[too many
officials are] reducing children to test scores and teachers to
algorithms…They call what comes out of that black box a 'value-added
measurement,' or VAM. I call it a sham," said Weingarten. Time Magazine
sees her words as ominous for the White House and efforts to implement
the Common Core. Edweek
wonders if the AFT will eventually call for Arne Duncan to step down.
Should be more interesting news coming out of the convention the next