This show considers schools, killing, killlings in schools, and civil rights and rock & roll. Hosted by Frann Michel, with music by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and more. For information on our graphics, theme song, or name, see our main show page.
Bill Resnick talks with Portland Association of Teachers president Gwen Sullivan about why Portland Public Schools turned down federal grant money. Although it might have provided funding for further professional development for reading teachers, the one-time grant could not be used to reduce class size, and came with requirements for high-stakes standardized testing with no attention to individual contexts.
Bill Resnick talks with Monty Neill of FairTest about how high-stakes standardized testing undermines real learning and discourages critical and creative thinking. They discuss more reliable, collaborative, and contextually-sensitive ways of evaluating teachers and student learning.