Stop High-stakes Testing

Stop High-stakes Testing

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Stop High-stakes Testing An Appeal to America's Conscience is a compelling indictment of the use of high-stakes assessments with punitive consequences in our public schools. The authors trace the history of the policy and document the inequities for children of poverty that undergird high-stakes testing practices. Lack of dental and medical care, environmental violence, insufficient school funding, racism, and classism - all factors that contribute to this dire situation - are discussed in depth. The authors make a convincing case for discontinuing the unjust testing that has been forced on our nation's public school children.These racial gaps in health care may be attributable to low income, lack of insurance, access to nearby medical care, ... a new phenomenon has developed to further separate the medical care of those with money from those without. Zuger (2005) describes the onset of aquot;concierge medicineaquot; with boutique doctors who are on call to those who can afford their retainers. Referred to as a aquot;deluxe model of medicine, aquot; those who can pay for this luxury rave about it and state that it costs noanbsp;...

Title:Stop High-stakes Testing
Author:Dale D. Johnson
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2008


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