The Problem Facing Reform Conservatives

The Days of High-Stakes Tests Are Numbered, and That’s a Good Thing http://www.nationalreview.com/agenda/373954/days-high-stakes-tests-are-numbered-and-thats-good-thing-reihan-salam

This post is directly counter to years worth of opinion from Reihan.  It relies on untested technology with little explanation of how or why it works or even should worm.  And the so called evidence presented depends heavily on one fashionable, but not clearly knowledgeable writer (Kamenetz is a promoter not an analyzer).   Rather I suspect what we see here is Reihan picking his battles and trying to provide good reasons for it.  Conservatives have turned sharply against common core and it’s testing regime.   This seems to me to be nothing more than intellectual cover for a populist realignment. 

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