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Commentary: Almost everything is wrong with LAUSD leadership

LA School Report | November 16, 2015

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Los-Angeles-Times-logoThe more you hear about attempts to improve the nation’s schools, the sorrier you have to feel for the kids.

After years of “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top” initiatives, national test scores dived deeper into failure and mediocrity in the last reading. In a stunning reversal, the Obama administration, a tireless champion of more and more testing, is now whistling a different tune.

There’s too much testing going on out there.

Arne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary, said his conversations with countless educators have made him realize “how much time testing and test prep are taking from instruction.”

Translation: Instead of testing, let’s try teaching.

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