Monday, October 03, 2005

WorldWatch - September 11, 2005 - Freakonomics Or You Have to Find the Facts Before You Can Face Them - The Ornery American

WorldWatch - September 11, 2005 - Freakonomics Or You Have to Find the Facts Before You Can Face Them - The Ornery American: "In the effort to improve education rather than throwing more and more money
at a system that gets worse and worse, the Congress and the President passed
the 'No Child Left Behind' legislation that mandated testing. But they didn't
invent the idea -- state and local governments had been experimenting with
standardized tests for years.


The trouble is, with budgets, salaries, and jobs becoming dependent on test
results, the incentive for cheating on these tests has vastly increased.


And since in many places the tests are administered by the very teachers who
will be rewarded or punished based on the test results, the opportunity to
cheat is there as well.


How, though, do you catch them? Call an economist."

Go read the whole thing.

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