Cap Lee has served 50 years in the trenches asking parents, kids and teachers the questions others have been afraid to ask. From that information he developed and implemented the Milwaukee Village School in 1995, a fully public school within the Milwaukee Public Schools with union support.
What do we mean by changing the way we think about education?
A significant but seldom noticed amendment to the ESEA is that made by Senator Susan Collins. If passed, this could be a game changer away from the standardized test. It says in part:
(a) "Innovative assessment system defined:
The term 'innovative assessment system' means a system of assessments that may include:
(1) Competency-based assessments, instructionally embedded assessments, interim assessments, cumulative year end assessments, or performance based assessments that combine into an annual summative determination for a student which may be administered through computer adapted assessments
(2) Assessments that validate when students are ready to demonstrate mastery or proficiency and allow for differentiated student support based on individual learning needs.
Here are some links I strogly support:
Susan Ohanian's website was awarded the George Orwell award click