Startling proof that teach to the test doesn’t work (& great news about schools on military bases!) — NAEP test scores of African American & white children are very close; in one instance the scores of African American children are actually higher than those of public school children as a whole. Schools on military bases are free to ignore No Child Left Behind: “…standardized tests do not dominate and are not used to rate teachers, principals or schools….[they] are used as originally intended, to identify a child’s academic weaknesses and assess the effectiveness of the curriculum.” cc Blue Star Families, National Council on Educating Black Children
Military Children Outdo Public School Students on NAEP Tests
In the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, schools on the nation’s military bases again outperformed public schools.