The Big Read: Politicos get 'F' for their tests

02 October 2015 - 02:06 By Jonathan Jansen

The fuss surrounding the Annual National Assessments is, on the one hand, a case study in the political mismanagement of an educational problem. On the other hand, it brought to light one of the most meaningless activities on the school calendar.It is a saying familiar to measurement specialists - you cannot fatten a pig by measuring it.

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