We Owe Them Honesty

The truth may hurt but in education it also sets you free. An analysis by Achieve and an interactive map from Education Next compare passing rates on state and national tests-and it is clear that new tests aligned with higher standards are finally telling parents the truth. Inspired by a column from Laura Waters that shows the data in New Jersey, the Newark Star-Ledger calls the opt-out movement "misguided."

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"We owe families an honest, accurate measurement of their children's progress." @njleftbehind on testing: http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/01/25/opinion-parcc-more-accurate-than-ask-and-the-numbers-prove-it/ #Voices4Ed

Peter Cunningham
Executive Director
Education Post