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Amy Frogge: My 9-Year-Old Will Take Tests That Are Longer than My LSAT Exam

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Why teachers should not be evaluated based on standardized test scores and why children should not take the tests in the first place.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Amy Frogge is a member of the Metro Nashville school board. She was elected despite being outspent 5-1 by the corporate reformers who are trying to take over local and state school boards. Amy didn’t know anything about corporate reform when she decided to run for school board. She is a mom of children in Nashville public schools, and she is a lawyer. She went door to door and won her race.

Once she became a school board member, she realized that much was wrong. The charter industry was targeting Nashville, threatening to skim off the students they wanted and to reduce the funding for public schools. State-mandated testing, she discovered, was completely out of hand, a time-wasting burden to children and an unnecessary financial drain on the district’s schools.

This post has been widely shared on Facebook. Here, she explains why parents must get involved and act to defend…

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1 Comment

  1. Wendy says:

    The dumbing down of our education system. I wonder what would happen if we went back to the exit exams used for 8th graders in the 1800’s? Those were intense and difficult, and had useful information!

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