The draft ESEA reauth bill introduced by Harkin & Enzi will impose tens of millions more student tests to judge teachers and principals. Their bill maintains all NCLB testing; defines “achievement” and “growth” as test scores; uses scores as the near-sole basis for many educational decisions; imposes Race to the Top’s rigid “improvement” structure on low-scoring schools.
Senate HELP committee starts work on it Weds. For talking points, contacting Senators, seehttp://www.fairtest.org/national/get_involved. Do it now!
And if you want more detailed information about their bill, see http://www.fairtest.org/summary-and-critique-key-provisions-harkinenzi-ese.