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Talking about cheating on the radio

By Dale Mezzacappa on Aug 8, 2011 02:49 PM

There is national interest in cheating and potential cheating in schools. As a result of the Notebook's coverage of this issue, I was asked to be a guest on KPFK Pacifico radio in Los Angeles on their Uprising show to talk about the topic.

The segment is available via podcast.

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Comments (6)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 8, 2011 10:24 pm

Finally Duncan is trying to relieve the nonsensical pressure of NCLB. Maybe now we can begin to get back to teaching and stop training the kids how to pass the almighty test.

Submitted by anonymous (not verified) on August 8, 2011 11:19 pm

duncan's not your friend. ackerman's agenda & his "race to the top" crap are one & the same. it's change for the sake of change. kid's aren't learning like they used to, so blame the teachers, blame the schools, shake things up, fire people, get brand new people in, privatize & hope things improve. he's easing off the gas a little because there's no political will to spend the money for the change they want (right, Arlene?), but don't mistake him for a sympathetic ear. obama & duncan applauded when that district in rhode island(?) fired all 400 something teachers because of poor student test scores.

Submitted by Brody (not verified) on August 8, 2011 11:35 pm

What Duncan is doing is nothing more than a cheap parlor trick, an illusion. He wants us to believe that he's saving us from the wicked sanctions of NCLB, and hopes that we'll be so joyful and grateful for his mercy, that we won't notice that he's left the back door open so his "same old, same old" policies and agenda can gain entrance into our education system through a different route.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 9, 2011 2:34 pm

I totally agree.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 9, 2011 2:28 pm

I agree.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 9, 2011 4:43 pm

Are we making any progress on the concessions? I haven't heard anything.

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