An article about a new study shows AGAIN much of the hoopla about Texas schools being the shining example that prove the wisdom of NCLB is … um … wrong!
“The study shows that Texas’ public school accountability system, the model for the national No Child Left Behind Act, directly contributes to lower graduation rates.”
Among other troubling findings is this one:
“What’s more, the study indicated that the higher the stakes and the longer such an accountability system governs schools, the more school personnel view students not as children to educate but as potential liabilities or assets for their school’s performance indicators, their own careers or their school’s funding.”
From an article in The Austin Business Journal
I would provide other quotes, but the article is very short. The study was done by Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin.
Learning is messy!
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