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New Testing Scandals and Novice Teachers


by Jonna Perrillo ó February 22, 2013

Testing scandals to date have raised questions about the pressures struggling schools face. Yet there is a related factor that allows corruption to flourish and that few discuss: the near-constant partnering of the nationís most vulnerable students with the nationís most vulnerable teachers. This piece reveals how the concentration of impoverished ELL students and novice teachers in several schools in El Paso, Texas contributed to the nationís latest and most tragic testing scandal, and it outlines what reforms are required nationally.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 22, 2013
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17034, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 10:17:30 PM

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  • Jonna Perrillo
    University of Texas at El Paso
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    JONNA PERRILLO is assistant professor of English Education at the University of Texas at El Paso and recipient of the AERA New Scholar's Book Award 2012 for Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity.
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