Breaking News: Providence Students Win Major Victory!

The Providence Student Union leads the discussion on how to improve education and make graduation requirements more meaningful. Yay!

Diane Ravitch's blog

Congratulations to the Providence Student Union, which exposed the inadequacy of the NECAP (New England Common Assessment Program) as a high school graduation test. As a result of their activism, the Boston Globe today opposed the use of NECAP for that purpose.

Instead of just protesting or writing letters to the editor or to elected officials, the PSU engaged in political theater. They invited 60 accomplished professionals to “take the test,” a test made up of released math items. And of that group, 60 percent would not have received a high school diploma.

Way to go, Providence students!

 

Dear Linda,
This just in: The Boston Globe published an Editorial  this morning calling on Rhode Island’s Department of Education to reconsider using the NECAP as a graduation requirement!
You’ve got to read this.

EDITORIAL

Flunking the test

  APRIL 11, 2013

STARTING THIS spring, Rhode Island high school seniors will…

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