Primary Education News

19 Oct '14

News Standardised testing suppresses intellectual leadership and lets some students coast

Teacher Carl Rosin discusses his alternative assessment model and why he wishes his school wasnt top of state rankings in PennsylvaniaCarl Rosin teaches philosophy, English and interdisciplinary studies at Radnor high school near Philadelphia, USA. When I left university I didnt consider teaching. I got a job as a technical writer and worked for an organisation that made software for large manufacturing companies. It was a wonderful job for a young person, but after several years I realised that I wanted to be stretched more intellectually and to do something that had an impact on individual people, not a profit margin. Continue reading...

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