Does anyone else think it’s ridiculous for Education Week to SELL copies of its 2011 state education report cards for $5 each?
I suppose this is my bias for open, free, accessible academic research showing through. If the creators of this research truly wanted to make a positive impact on the educational landscape, they would find an alternative mechanism to fund their research work other than charging consumers as well as academicians.
Perhaps this is more proof the accountability movement is far more about enriching the bottom lines of corporations than it is about improving learning opportunities for students in our schools.
I’m going to pass on paying for a copy of this report, which I’m confident will basically tell us what we already should know in Oklahoma: Students in our poorest communities score the worst on standardized tests. I don’t need to pay $5 to read another researcher’s support for that thesis.
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