Saturday, July 7, 2012

An all-too-true parody on ed reform - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

An all-too-true parody on ed reform - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post:
Answer Sheet

An all-too-true parody on ed reform

When I first started reading the piece below, I wasn’t sure if it was real or if it was parody. I was relieved to find that it was the latter, though in these crazy days of education reform, it could have been the work of a real education department.
So here is a parody written by Fred Smith, a retired analyst New York City public school system. He has written before on this blog about the crazy testing scheme; you can see a piece he did on Pearson here and another piece on standardized tests here.
Here’s the parody by Fred Smith:
The New York State Education Department just issued the following press release:
State Education Commissioner Dr. John King, Jr. announces that all 

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