Texas Parents Give Grades to Legislators: “It’s Ugly”

Diane Ravitch's blog

“Reformers” love to grade students, educators, and schools.

Parent-led Texas Kids Can’t Wait has turned the tables. It here gives grades to the state’s legislators. Parent groups should do the same everywhere else.

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I didn’t want you to miss seeing this great blog by Kim Burkett:

IT’S REPORT CARD DAY FOR TEXAS LEGISLATORS … AND IT’S UGLY
February 13, 2014
By Kim Burkett, PTA Mom

Like many states, Texas loves grading its education system. The state has spent years slapping labels on public schools for standardized test results. We’ve labeled schools everything from “unacceptable” to “exemplary,” and next year we’ll even have a new A-F rating system used to brand our schools. Today, Texas Kids Can’t Wait turned the tables and labeled Texas’ state legislators by grading their support of public education in their first bi-annual legislative report card.

Texas Kids Can’t Wait is a statewide public education advocacy…

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