Tag Archives: Sandy Kress

Los Chistes: When Sandy Kress Met Rick Perry

To add a little humor to the education and public policy debate, Cloaking Inequity is starting a new series entitled Los Chistes (Also check out The Teat, which examines where various school “reformers” derive their funding). Cloaking Inequity has discussed Sandy Kress and Pearson in earlier posts. I teach a course called Critical Policy Analysis on Tuesdays. One of the students

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Soiled Legacy: The Birth of No Child Left Behind in Texas

There have been several articles describing the “Don’t Mess with Texas Revolt” against its own approach to high-stakes testing and accountability that was legislated in No Child Left Behind. Many Texans, regardless of their political stripes, are fed up with the current approach to high-stakes testing and accountability birthed here in the Lone Star State. There is this recent article in

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Kress is Wrong on Tests: Our Accountability System Must Evolve

Sandy Kress wrote a Sept. 29 column for the Austin American-Statesman entitled “Kress: The Facts on School Accountability.” Sandy Kress is known as a key architect of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education reform passed in 2002 and is now a handsomely paid lobbyist for Pearson Education. Pearson is a testing company which gets nearly $100 million a year

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The Teat: Sandy (Alexander) Kress

I am beginning a new series on Cloaking Inequity called The Teat (the protuberance through which milk is drawn from an udder or breast) to trace financial support which various entities receive that are involved in the current educational policy debates. First up: Sandy (Alexander) Kress Okay, first fun. My Bovine hero, from high atop the mountain, strong and wise and

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MIA: Haney, Federal Grad Data, and the NCES

The fact that Texas got caught with their pants down and has “enrontized” their federal graduation rates (see ACGR) should not be a surprise. Dr. Walt Haney, an emeritus Boston College Professor well-known for statistically debunking the Texas and Florida educational miracles, emailed me a response to yesterday’s analysis of the Texas graduation data. Here is what he said: Julian:   You have done a nice job of

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