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Stotsky, Sandra – Academic Questions, 2004
It's unsettling to hear of credentialed school teachers who--ignorant of our principles and of so much more--are seduced by, and pass on, ludicrous and even subversive accounts of our history. Sandra Stotsky tells of curricula that equate white Americans with Nazis and of officials who discredit the Constitution as a license for slavery. She…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Slavery, Educational Change, Teachers
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Dodge, Arnold – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires public schools in the United States to test students in grades 3-8. The author argues that this mandate has been supported by the public, in part, because of the "availability heuristic," a phenomenon which occurs when people assess the probability of an event by the ease with which instances…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Federal Legislation, Testing, Standardized Tests