ERIC Number: EJ797407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
This Is Jeopardy!
School Administrator, v65 n6 p24-26 Jun 2008
"Jeopardy," the trivia game show first introduced in 1964 is approaching its 25th straight year on television. Next to "The Price is Right," it is arguably one of the greatest game shows of all time. Unfortunately, "Jeopardy!" is not just a game show. It is, according to this author, the game show gone reality show in America's public schools. She states that, as the game-show host, President Bush has created a serious state of affairs with positive and serious negative consequences attached to correct and incorrect answers on trivial test items such as those presented in the Hollywood version of the game. This article presents the author's reality show version of "Jeopardy" in which America's public schools have been forced to participate. She offers a potpourri of answers to the unfair assaults on K-12 education and educators.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Games, Presidents, Public Education, Federal Government, State Government, High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Scores, Cutting Scores, State Standards, Achievement Tests, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001