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The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.Meredith Broussard - Photos by Matt Stanley - July 15, 2014
“You hear a lot nowadays about the magic of big data. Getting hold of the right numbers can increase revenue, improve decision-making, or help you find a mate—or so the thinking goes. In 2009, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a crowd of education researchers: “I am a deep believer in the power of data to drive our decisions. Data gives us the roadmap to reform. It tells us where we are, where we need to go, and who is most at risk.”
This is a story about what happened when I tried to use big data to help repair my local public schools. I failed. And the reasons why I failed have everything to do with why the American system of standardized testing will never succeed.”
“My daughter is not allowed to bring her textbook home because they don’t want it to get lost.”
Please read the remainder of the article in the Atlantic linked below.http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/07/why-poor-school...