Doug Garrett on the New Anti-Testing Department of Education

Reblogged from Diane Ravitch’s blog

Doug Garrett, regular reader, wrote the following about the U.S. Department of Education’s new stance on testing:

“So… Arne Duncan seems to think STATES do too much testing. Therefore he thinks the FEDERAL government needs to add more rules on top of bad rules and laws… And that will fix things?

“Classic bureaucracy out of control. Every district will have to eliminate teaching positions in order to afford the test reporting administrators need to prove to Arne that they aren’t violating this new rule by implementing Arne’s tests imposed in a different rule.

“Duncan needs to see the movie Brazil or read 1984. Perhaps a close reading?”

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