Highly improbable rates of erasure of wrong answers to correct ones on standardized tests in DC have tarnished Michelle Rhee’s image as education reformer. The scandal took place under her tenure as Chancellor of DC Public Schools. Pressure from programs like Race to the Top that reward teachers based on improvements in standardized test scores, and the atmosphere of high-stakes testing are to blame. Reports of similar scandals have broke out in six other states.
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Is your child being exposed to PCBs, dangerous construction chemicals commonly used in the ’80s and ’90s? Find out more about school building safety, environmental toxins, and a way to see if your NYC school is safe with a tool released by the non-profit group NY Communities.