Please sign & share our petition -

To add information to this blog - Email -

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Stardardized testing is "a virus infecting our schools"

Watch Pasi Sahlberg, who describes GERM (the Global Education Reform Movement) as a virus infecting our schools!

"GERM infections have various symptoms. The first symptom is more competition within education systems. Many reformers believe that the quality of education improves when schools compete against one another. In order to compete, schools need more autonomy, and with that autonomy comes the demand for accountability. School inspections, standardized testing of students, and evaluating teacher effectiveness are consequences of market-like competition in many school reforms today. Yet when schools compete against one another, they cooperate less." - Washington Post, 06/29/13

No comments:

Post a Comment