Last week the Connecticut Education Association (CEA), the state’s largest teacher’s union, published a blog post on the results of a recent Phi Delta Kappa(PDK)/Gallup poll that alleges that parents claims parents hate standardized testing. Of course, this conclusion completely disregards mounting evidence to the contrary. While the PDK/Gallup poll did find that around 64… Continue reading CEA’s Latest Distortion: Do Parents Really Want to Eliminate Testing As Much As Union Members?
Charter school critics often point to high suspension and expulsion rates as the reasons charters tend to outperform their traditional public school counterparts. Anti-reform advocates have claimed that charters get rid of challenging students (English language learners, Special Ed, etc.) during testing by suspending or expelling them, which in turn artificially raises test scores. A… Continue reading New Study by CER: Are Expulsion Rates Really Driving Charter School Success?