The new book Ghosts in the Schoolyard explains why people care so much about institutions that the world has deemed “failing.”
To evaluate Chicago teachers, students have to take another standardized test.
Wells Community Academy in West Town has many problems—and some rare successes. Can it survive?
More ISAT madness in Chicago—spending money to teach teachers how to teach kids how to take a meaningless standardized test.
One test bites the dust. Will others?
Business leaders as well as educators have been tarnished by the scandal in Atlanta.
Even Chicago school officials allow that they’re giving students too many standardized tests. Will they really cut back?
Brian Jackson/Sun-Times Chicago schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, addressing the Chicago Urban League in November. “We need to acknowledge that the community simply does not trust what we say or what we do,” Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said in November. This was during a speech to the Chicago Urban League, three weeks after Rahm […]
A teacher boycott of a test in Seattle has energized local opposition.
“We are likely to start seeing a more active anti-testing movement in Chicago,” CTU president Karen Lewis says.