This is the Man Behind the Curtain Who Loves Standardized Testing

Diane Ravitch's blog

A reader (identified by her Twitter handle as mimi@zombienation15) responds to an earlier post called “Who Loves Standardized Testing?,” where I described a panel in Austin at SXSW where both Randi Weingarten and Peter Cunningham, Arne Duncan’s former Assistant Secretary of Education for communications, agreed that it was time for a Congressional investigation of the abuses, misuses, and cost of standardized testing. I asked, if no one is in favor of what we are doing now,  “Who is the man behind the curtain who is wasting billions on testing, forcing severely ill children to take tests, making little children hate school ?” Here is this reader’s response:

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The “man behind the curtain” is the negative judgmental voice of authority that is now “hard wired” into almost every man, woman, and child in America. It is the voice that has resulted from people living in fear and insecurity from chronic…

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One thought on “This is the Man Behind the Curtain Who Loves Standardized Testing

  1. Hi i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace, when i read this
    piece of writing i thought i could also make comment due to this
    sensible piece of writing.

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