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Madrigal, Alejandro, III; Epstein, Eliza – Texas Education Review, 2021
This brief is organized into four (4) main sections. We first discuss the inadequacy, inefficacy, and bias of standardized, high-stakes assessments. These assessments do not deliver on promises made by proponents and that they, in fact, do long-term harm to teachers and students, with a disproportionate negative impact on communities of color. The…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests, Testing Problems
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Wing, Michelle; Saboda, Jennifer – Texas Education Review, 2018
In an era of increasing teacher accountability, charter schools are finding ways to circumnavigate the restrictions placed on public schools in regard to teacher certification. These efforts purportedly are being made to fill teacher shortages in high need areas, but realistically allow charter school teachers to avoid expensive and time-consuming…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Certification, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Pierce, Christian; Siraco, Justin – Texas Education Review, 2018
This paper examines the New York State Excelsior Scholarship and the criteria that must be met for students to be eligible to receive it. The main focus of this examination is how this scholarship aims to address access issues faced by students from low income families and how the program can be improved to better address their needs. Comparisons…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Students, Eligibility, Low Income Students