No tests, no problem?

As families like mine celebrated Easter with an egg hunt, it dawned on me that our children are not only scavenging for treats this spring but preparing to be scavenged with the wrong kinds of tests. More school districts around the country are returning more students to in-person instruction, including the one in which I... Continue Reading →

Plowing through a snowstorm

The only warmth Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly share with public schools comes from the strong gaslight fueled by unfunded mandates. It’s ironic that those lawmakers most pounding the tables for in-person instruction to resume are the same folks who have been absent from Raleigh for nearly the entire first semester of the... Continue Reading →

The misguided mandate for in-person standardized testing during a pandemic

As a test administrator I am held accountable for the testing code of ethics with threats of “civil, criminal, licensure consequences” if I fail. Yet our national and state leaders in NC don’t make better choices given the ethical dilemma of requiring in-person standardized testing during a pandemic:

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