More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing (Paperback)

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By Jesse Hagopian (Editor), Alfie Kohn (Afterword by), Alfie Kohn (Foreword by)
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For too long so-called education reformers, mostly billionaires, politicians, and others with little or no background in teaching, have gotten away with using standardized testing to punish our nation's youth and educators.
Now, across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are refusing to administer these detrimental exams. In fact, the reformers today find themselves facing the largest revolt in US history against high-stakes, standardized testing.
More Than a Score is a collection of essays, poems, speeches, and interviewsaccounts of personal courage and trenchant insightsfrom frontline fighters who are defying the corporate education reformers, often at great personal and professional risk, and fueling a national movement to reclaim and transform public education.
Along with the voices of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and grassroots education activists, the book features renowned education researchers and advocates, including Diane Ravitch, Alfie Kohn, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Karen Lewis, Carol Burris, and Mark Naison.

About the Author




Alfie Kohn was recently described by Time magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores." He is the author of 13 books on education and human behavior, including The Schools Our Children Deserve, The Case Against Standardized Testing, and The Homework Myth. A former teacher, Kohn now works with educators across the country and speaks regularly at national conferences. He lives (actually) in Belmont, Mass. and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org.

Alfie Kohn was recently described by Time magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores." He is the author of 13 books on education and human behavior, including The Schools Our Children Deserve, The Case Against Standardized Testing, and The Homework Myth. A former teacher, Kohn now works with educators across the country and speaks regularly at national conferences. He lives (actually) in Belmont, Mass. and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781608463923
ISBN-10: 1608463923
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: December 2014
Pages: 302
Language: English

Teaching for Change welcomes Jesse Hagopian

to discuss and sign his new book,  
More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing

Author introduction and moderated discussion by journalist Dave Zirin with local educators

Sponsors: Teaching for Change, Haymarket BooksBusboys and Poets

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Busboys and Poets, 14th & V