Monday, January 28, 2013

WEEKEND QUOTABLES

The Seattle Times/Associated Press"We've been raising our voices about this deeply flawed test for a long time," said Jesse Hagopian, who teaches history at Garfield High School,  But now that the district is using the test for evaluations, we've drawn our line in the sand." -- WSJ

Valerie Strauss, Wash. Post
Here’s a question: Has anybody told President Obama  that his education policies have resulted in a growing revolt against standardized testing? -- The Answer Sheet
Bill Gates
In the past year, I have been struck by how important measurement is to improving the human condition... In the U.S., we should be measuring the value being added by colleges. -- WSJ, "My plan to fix the world's biggest problems"
Calif.Gov. Jerry Brown
 Performance metrics, of course, are invoked like talismans. Distant authorities crack the whip, demanding quantitative measures and a stark, single number to encapsulate the precise achievement level of every child. -- Huffington, "Jerry Brown Makes Veiled Hit On EdSec Arne Duncan?"
D.C. Councilman, David Catania
 “If we don’t become very serious about marketing and competing” with charter schools, Catania said, “traditional public schools, as we know them, will become a thing of the past.” -- Washington Post
 LeBron James
”So the Kings getting sold for 525M!! And the owners ain’t making no money huh? What the hell we have a lookout (lockout) for. Get the hell out of here.” -- Tweet

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