education reform

education reform

Jonathan Pelto's Eye-Opening Talk on the Common Core & SBAC Tests

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Learn some shocking lessons about the Common Core and SBAC tests, as Jonathan Pelto reveals the underbelly of education reform to a packed room at the Westport Library in Connecticut. Education policy expert and “Wait What” blogger Jonathan Pelto sparked concern and outrage among frustrated parents of kids being subjected to the new controversial Smarter Balanced standardized tests. During a presentation on the new Common Core Standards that have been rolled out at lightning speed across the United States, Pelto outlined how little involvement educators have had in the process and how the testing machine and corporate greed have dictated unprecedented changes to an educational system that in large part, and surely in Westport, was never broken. Some parents are refusing to have their kids take the tests, which involve a complex computer interface, content the kids have yet to learn, data mining issues, and strict instructions for teachers not to help their students—some as young as 8—with either navigating the interface or understanding confusing questions. Try practice SBAC tests here: http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/ See Jonathan Pelto's blog—"Wait What?"—here: https://jonathanpelto.com/