“The Allure of Order” by Jal Mehta, as reviewed by David Steiner
A review of Born to Rise, by Deborah Kenny, and Mission Possible, by Eva Moskowitz and Arin Lavinia
If the new tests assess knowledge in ways that demand mastery of knowledge, sophisticated vocabulary, rich content, and cross-disciplinary learning, educators across the country would have a much greater incentive to bring challenging content into their classrooms.
Many thousands of students who took tests in New York State this year will be told this week that they fall short of where they need to be.
The news – about the performance of NYC public high schools since 2003 – was almost uniformly very good. Over the next few days, not a single story appeared in the major press.
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