Friday, July 13, 2012

English Today Summarized

Question: What is the state of education today?

Answer/Quote: “At the K-12 level, neoliberal reform has outsourced assessment to the testing and test prep industry, which enjoys an unregulated marketplace and government subsidization through the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. Curriculum is largely packaged by textbook companies, instruction is often scripted by off-the-shelf programs, and ‘supplemental instruction’ is increasingly provided by private vendors.” P. 454.

Comment: The unasked question to be inferred by this summary is “Where are the educators” in education. RayS.

Title: “Being There: (Re)Making the Assessment Scene.” Chris W. Gallagher. College Composition and Communication (February 2011), 450-476.

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