Bumper Stickers Should Not Drive Education Reform
Our comprehensive K-12 school districts are being put at risk under the name of reform and that reform has many buzzwords floating around – at least in political circles: Choice, charters, vouchers, cyber schools, performance pay, dollars following the child, parent triggers, unbundling, and privatizing. Two things these buzzwords have in common – they all fit on a bumper sticker, and they are not research-based practices proven to raise student achievement - not on high stakes tests nor on more valid measures of learning. We need to rip away bumper sticker reforms.
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Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch, Superintendent
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