An open letter to President Obama. – M. Broderick

Broderick, Mary.  Letter.  April 17, 2012.  Retrieved from: http://www.nsba.org/Newsroom/Spotlight-On/NSBA-Presidents-Letter-to-Obama-Asking-for-a-National-Dialogue-on-Public-Educations-Direction.pdf

Mary Broderick, the President of the National School Board Association, discusses standardized testing, NCLB, RTTT, student motivation, and what we need to do to provide a quality education for our students.

Experience in schools and communities, supported by research, tells us that relentlessly focusing on standardized tests erodes our national competitiveness and deadens curiosity and drive. Clearly, we need some testing to gauge student learning, and we have no problem with appropriate accountability. But we have swung to a far extreme that is significantly hurting children.

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