NBPTS board member: Focus less on high-stakes testing in ESEA

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act's focus on testing is harming the education of disadvantaged students and those with special needs, writes Renee Moore, a past Mississippi state teacher of the year and Milken Award winner. Moore is part of a group of teachers offering feedback on ESEA to Obama administration officials as they prepare to reform the law. Moore shares a story of a student with learning disabilities who was ready to give up on school because of the state tests he had to take being too difficult, as well as an overcrowded classroom that left little time for individual instruction.

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