Morning Bell: What’s Wrong With Indiana’s Testing Policies?
Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana
A student writing at East Side Intermediate School in Anderson.
Indiana: We need to talk about tests – After raising the issue of the use of graduation waivers and cheating scandals, Indy Star ed reporter Scott Elliott pleads for a more informed conversation about the white elephant in the room: standardized testing. Love it or hate it — he argues — we’ve decided it’s a key part of our education policy, so we need to decide how to do testing right. Get On The Bus
The trouble with Khan Academy – “Khan Academy has an almost impenetrable veneer of rightness about it that only biting satire could cut through. And they’ve certainly cut through.” The Chronicle of Higher Education
‘Cash for test scores’ scheme would favor the usual suspects – Steve Hinnefeld says a legislative proposal seems like it “steals a little from almost everyone and give it to the rich.” School Matters
Big rewards, less job security for college leaders – “Helicopter parents, impatient trustees, overworked professors, entitled athletics boosters and deeply partisan lawmakers with little cash to spare. It’s enough to make people wonder why anyone would want the job of college president.” AP