As we are thinking up our New Year’s resolutions, how about justice for our kids?
National standards do not make for justice. Multiple choice testing does not make for justice. Ignoring the effects of race and poverty on children’s ability to learn does not make for justice.
Kids’ backgrounds are not equal. Their test scores will never be equal. But their education can be equitable if we help all students to grow from where the are and to develop fully as engaged learners and strong thinkers .
Intentions matter. Let’s resolve in 2018 to educate all kids, not just test them.
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