The biggest testing scandal of all. – D. Ravitch

Ravitch, Diane.  “The biggest testing scandal of all.”  Blog.  January 29, 2013.  Retrieved from: http://dianeravitch.net/2013/01/29/the-biggest-testing-scandal-of-all/

Dr. Ravitch reports that the Pearson, the testing company, has a contract worth $500 Million with the state of Texas.  Pearson then advertises on Craigslist looking for temp help to grade the high stakes tests.

So Texas spends nearly $500 million to hire an army of low-wage temps to make fateful decisions about the future of students, teachers, and schools. And of course it is not just Texas. It is every other state in the nation.

Why trust the judgment of a fallible teacher or principal, when you can rely on the judgment of a $12 an hour temp, supervised by a Target manager?

This is crazy.

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