Category Archives: testing

A-F school blame game tracks student poverty, not school accountability

It is bad enough that state officials refuse to give low-income children enough support to succeed, but it is worse when they insist on blaming the kids when the kids fall short of the politicians’ expectations. That is essentially what … Continue reading

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Don’t remove Helen and Hillary; remove STAAR from classrooms

  The latest assault on history by the State Board of Education majority was necessary to give teachers more time to teach, board members say. But there is a much better way to accomplish that goal than by removing Helen … Continue reading

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Pay every teacher more, and quit over-testing their students

  The House Public Education Committee had a hearing on teacher compensation yesterday and heard from TSTA and other teacher groups. Education Commissioner Mike Morath was there too, officially wringing his hands over low teacher pay and high teacher turnover. … Continue reading

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Teachers deserve real appreciation — now, next week and beyond

  Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, a reminder of the important work that teachers do every day, work that is vital to their students, to their communities and to everyone’s future. Teachers will appreciate the special works of art, … Continue reading

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