Monday, May 27, 2013

No Money for Schools..But Money for Pearson?

The content of this article, "Schools Add to Test Load, Just to Test Questions",. How our students are being used as guinea pigs to field test future tests.

But then, this jumped out at me,The (NY)state currently has a five-year, $32 million contract with Pearson, a testing company."

What the...? Are you serious? A 5 year, $32 million  contract? Let's see, that's $6.4 million a year!

That can't be right. The state doesn't have any money. We are closing schools, getting rid of teachers, slashing the arts,, that can't be right. We certainly wouldn't take $6.4 million and give it to a testing company, now would we?

As we all know, we are in this for the kids. There is no way any public official would let this happen. Right?