John Oliver on Ratings, Pay For Performance and the Failure of Testing

As far as I can tell, Standardized Testing is a system that has enriched multiple companies, and that pays and fires teachers based on a cattle birthing formula, confuses kids with talking pineapples and has the same kind of rules of accountability that Brad Pitt had in fight club.

Highlights: Testing model for the complex emotional and intellectual life of kids in No Child Left Behind was taken from statistical models that came from reproductive models of livestock. Brutality is the a passionate evil, the application of dry statistics and numerical goals is equally evil when dealing with human beings.

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Dan Strongin works with medium to small companies, helping them master the art and science of managing.

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