SOURCE: New York Times
Are partisan efforts to restrict the content of history instruction to blame? A shift of resources to STEM and reading?
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
Annie Abrams argues that the prevalence of Advanced Placement courses in American high schools distorts the goals of education and shortchanges students from experiencing higher-level learning in the humanities.
by Deborah Blum
A researcher discovered a pattern in the experimental vetting of SAT test questions in the 1990s: questions on which Black students outscored White students in trials were usually excluded from future tests. This practice is linked back to the roots of IQ testing in the eugenics movement.
SOURCE: National Education Association
Standardized testing originated when public schooling was expanding and eugenicists were arguing that many immigrant and nonwhite groups were not capable of educational achievement. Tests were developed to sustain this viewpoint.
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