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Finding the Intersection of “Be Nice” and “Know a Lot”

No Child Left Behind is apparently disappearing with a whimper, or at least a waiver.  The originally bipartisan law has become a bad brand. The pragmatics of the law’s demise rest in its rather silly calculation of test scores, and the backloading of expectations so that in the final years of the law the majority [...]

Re-Bundling Teaching, Testing, and Growing Up

We need to rebundle. For the past century, teaching, testing, and growing up have been tied into a bundle called school.  My schooling—like that of every other student—was a mixture of maturation and mental exercise, of intense bonding among peers under the watchful eyes of adults, who understood more than we thought they did. An [...]

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Charles Taylor Kerchner is an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Claremont Graduate University. My daily musings appear in the blog. The archives of my EdWeek blog are available via link under the 'On California' head. Some of my photography can be seen by clicking on 'Gallery.' And numerous links to academic work and other research and commentary can be found by clicking on 'Projects.'

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