Time to retire the carrot and stick

School teachers and administrators are cheating to gin up the scores of their students on standardized tests.  So reported the New York Times last week.

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Beware the Simplistic Solution

Newsweek recently ran a cover story on “fixing” education.  The cover showed a mock blackboard (do they even use those anymore?) with the words “We must fire bad teachers” written on it multiple times.

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