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Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Kassandra R. Morfin '16Follow

Location

Young 111

Abstract

The critical attention the Sputnik crisis, A Nation at Risk, and NCLB brought upon American education led to major changes that lacked actual reform, focusing more on competing with other countries. These so-called reform acts do not mandate that students, in fact, learn the material in the curriculum, but rather have information “deposited” and regurgitated so as to achieve higher scores on a standardized test. While the stated purpose of these reforms target noble goals, such as equality of high education for all learners, the actual politics of standardized tests ignore students’ learning in the quest of international competitiveness.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

4-9-2013 1:20 PM

Panel

Panel: Education, Experimentation and Society

Panel Moderator

Verena Bonitz

Field of Study for Presentation

Education

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Education Commons

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 1:20 PM

Education Reform: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Young 111

The critical attention the Sputnik crisis, A Nation at Risk, and NCLB brought upon American education led to major changes that lacked actual reform, focusing more on competing with other countries. These so-called reform acts do not mandate that students, in fact, learn the material in the curriculum, but rather have information “deposited” and regurgitated so as to achieve higher scores on a standardized test. While the stated purpose of these reforms target noble goals, such as equality of high education for all learners, the actual politics of standardized tests ignore students’ learning in the quest of international competitiveness.