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Schools Aren't Factories by Michael Peppard

Schools Aren't Factories, by Michael Peppard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology at Fordham

"The push for more standardized testing ought to fail because it relies on a crucial, sneaky and false premise: schools are like factories. Teachers are assembly-line workers, and students are the products. Standardized tests are a form of quality control at checkpoints in the line, and one can judge the worker by the quality of her or his products. This is plain wrong, as any teacher of primary or secondary school can tell you."

Published in the Huffington Post on September 17. Click on the link to read the entire column.



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