Contradictions of School Reform: The Educational Costs of Standardized Testing

Linda M. McNeil

This book takes the reader on a journey through the evolution of school reform and standardizaed testing in Texas.

Below are the key points I extracted from McNeil's book. These are direct quotes from the book, unless otherwise indicated in parenthesis with "My words". In those cases I paraphrased. (Please excuse all the typos - I was typing fast; under a time crunch!)

today's agenda:

Additional Readings:


Webcast on desegratation:

TPWD school desgregation

Abbott and Costello Math


Pep rally from the 80"s

TAKS pep rally:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-vOu-P5eYY&feature=related


video: The boy who failed":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgc-s_n7x5s&feature=related

Video "I'm so good" :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcLzaA2XLrY&feature=related