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  •  Good example, but is the point for schools... (0+ / 0-)

    to evaluate well or for kids to get the best possible education?

    Cooper Zale Los Angeles

    by leftyparent on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 07:25:03 PM PDT

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    •  Well, that would be the problem, wouldn't it? (1+ / 0-)
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      We say one but we act on the other.

      We need to develop measures that truly evaluate what kind of education the kids are getting, and it's going to require real people walking into the schools, talking to students, parents, teachers, and administrators, looking at test results and portfolio samples, and making a judgement.

      In California, we have an organization that does that, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and they provide accreditation so that for example UC knows that the high school classes offered are sufficiently rigorous to meet their requirements. They evaluate and they make recommendations and it creates something of a networking opportunity for both the home and visiting staff.

      You'll learn a lot more about a school from that report than their STAR test results.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 10:05:09 PM PDT

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