Volume 4, No.2

Winter 1989/1990

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  • Whose Standard?

    Teaching standard English in our schools

    By Linda M. Christensen

    When I was in the ninth grade, Mrs. Delaney, my English teacher wanted to demonstrate the correct and incorrect ways to pronounce the English language. She asked Helen Draper, whose […]

  • Early Tests Challenged

    Legislation to ban K-2 testing receives first hearing

    By Bob Peterson

    In the children’s book, First Grade Takes A Test by Maria Coleman, six year olds are given a standardized test with devastating results. While one student excels and is tracked […]

  • Cultural Styles in a Pluralist Society

    By Asa G. Hilliard III

    I have been an educator for more than 30 years. During most of that time I have been a teacher educator. I have had the opportunity to observe thousands of […]

  • How Much Do You Know?

    The National School Reform Test

    By Stan Karp

    Each year the people who run our nation’s public schools give students well over 100 million standardized tests. More high school students who want diplomas and more little kids who […]

  • Expectations and “At-Risk” Children

    By L. C. Clark

    My principal and I have a fine working relationship. He has come to understand that I do not “do” Halloween (even as a child I never liked the holiday), and […]