New Testing Scandals and Novice Teachers
by Jonna Perrillo - 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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