By: Mike McDaniel Free at last, free at last; great God Almighty, free at last! No, I wasn’t born a poor black child, and I only sing spirituals as part of America’s great choral tradition, not because they’re part of my individual cultural heritage, but I am, this year, celebrating my liberation from mandatory, high-stakes testing. I am, you see gentle readers, now teaching 11th grade English–American literature–and state testing is done in the 10th grade.
In the first four articles in this series–available here , here, here and here–I explored many issues relating to mandatory, high stakes testing. However, I’ve yet to address one important issue: what are mandatory, high stakes tests replacing? If these tests are so important and necessary states are willing to spend hundreds of millions–even billions–of [Read More]
By: Mike McDaniel I last updated this series of article in 2014. Much has changed since then, but the problems presented by mandatory, high stakes testing remain. As is always the case, I don’t know where the series–and the interests of readers–will take me. I simply hope I can provide some [Read More]
Published on Mar 13, 2018 by News For You Senator Ted Cruz left CNN’s Chris Cuomo looking absolutely stunned as he demanded to know if the host has bothered to ask a Democrat why they filibustered legislation that would prevent criminals from purchasing firearms. Cruz did not hold back, leaving [Read More]