US Department of Civil Rights to investigate the Los Angeles Unified School District In 1987 I began work for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as a bilingual second grade teacher Los Angeles. The school was PS 122, in South Central LA. This was a time of increased immigration to the United States from […]
Uncritically accepting that standardized tests have anything to do with learning and teaching is of course the underlying assumption behind the story about charter schools in the Los Angeles Times. Reporters, Landsberg, Smith and Blume accept the premise that students need high-stakes standardized testing one size fits all, in order to become an educated person in today’s society. Of course their definition of an ‘educated person’ is in keeping with calls to “compete with China” and beef up a failing capitalist system beholden to the trans-national corporations. But their bias doesn’t stop their.