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Promoting Responsible Accountability in Schools and Education

author: Kenneth A. Sirotnik
description: This is a passionate argument for an alternative to high stakes accountability. Recognizing that in some ways we have been here before, Sirotnik draws on studies from 10-15 years ago, as well as information about effects of the current wave of reforms, to strengthen his case: "Sirotnik envisions the day when neither his high school friend Helen nor any of our nation's young people would be punished on the basis of a test-driven system that is ill suited to their abilities and ambitions and to the broader purposes of public schooling in our multicultural and democratic society."

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published in: Phi Delta Kappan
published: 05/02/2002
posted to site: 05/30/2002