Arne Duncan

Posted: May 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

Watch the short CNN video clip of Arne Duncan discussing standardized tests on McKay Coppins Newsweek blog:

Arne Duncan clip

The part that stands out to me is Duncan’s response to the question of whether or not linking teacher pay to test scores would cause teachers to teach to the test. He says, “No, because in fact that doesn’t work. Good results come from great teaching…” If this is true then why do students do such much better on state tests than they do on the national, NAEP tests?

This is the Secretary of Education making these remarks!

Do test scores really “shine a spotlight” on great teachers? What are your honest opinions?

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