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Andrew Freeman: Why I’m Not Preparing My Students For The STAR Tests – April 25, 2012

By kevpod

It’s April, and public schools across California are gearing up for the annual STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) exams. Cardboard boxes full of exam materials have already arrived at campuses, freshly prepared by the experts at Educational Testing Service – the non-profit corporation with a multi-million dollar contract to develop, score and report STAR... »

Andrew Freeman: Untangle The Bureaucratic Noose On Education – August 30, 2011

By kevpod

I invite local educators, parents, students and community members interested in solutions for improving education to begin a local dialogue. Contact me at drewmfree@hotmail.com. »

Andrew Freeman: Bureaucratization, Divisiveness and Fear Are Hobbling Education – August 23, 2011

By kevpod

The testing regimen has resulted in school administrators pushing teachers to prepare students for the test, it has caused teachers to narrow the curriculum to cover test-relevant information, or “teach to the test.” Finally, it has short-changed our children from receiving the holistic, creative, enlightening, and empowering education they all deserve. »