Standardized

Here’s a preview clip from a new documentary highlighting American politicians and their donors’ love affair with measuring student achievement. The clip is just a taster – the full documentary will be released soon.

An American documentary – relevant here? Surely not. But oh yes, dear friend. America has been going down this road of standardization (sic) for many years. We are only just beginning ours, however, this is where we will end up.

Unless, of course, we cut them off at the knees before the policies kick in (not literally, I mean voting them out).

POST SCRIPT: I just Googled the film and found their website. You are able to buy it, but only if you live in the USA. Also while you’re there buying the DVD you could attend one of the screenings. I wonder if the NZEI will organise a screening here…?

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