ERIC Number: EJ481216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Assessment, Equity, and Diversity in Reforming America's Schools.
Winfield, Linda F.; Woodard, Michael D.
Educational Policy, v8 n1 p3-27 Mar 1994
National standards and assessments (President Clinton's Goals 2000 Act) are being proposed to improve schools. This article reviews the bill and examines equity issues, including disparities in instructional conditions among racial/ethnic groups. Using tests to change teaching and learning reflects overreliance on top-down policy, distrust of professional judgment, and reassertion of political control over schools. (Contains 94 references.) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000