Tougher Tests = Lower Standards

BOSTON GLOBE September 29, 1999 Tougher Tests = Lower Standards By Alfie Kohn Pronouncements about the need for school reform - along with decrees for how it must be done - issue regularly from Mount Olympus, where, as it happens, no children live. These declarations often contain phrases like ''tougher standards,'' ''raising the bar,'' and ''increased accountability.'' But how do ... Read More