Catching Up or Leading the Way Yong Zhao

Making Things Worse

  • Current reform efforts may further disadvantage minority students by forcing them into a narrow set of subjects and testing them in only one type of ability. Poor results then demonstrate how incompetent they are. Zhao argues that gaps should be aimed at reduction of poverty, recognition of a broad range of talents and abilities, and reconsideration of the value of different talents and knowledge. At a national level, our test scores are impacted by the number of poor students, and studies have shown that there is no connection between a country’s economic success and its test scores. Zhao does believe that we need school reform to meet new challenges. He just does not believe that NCLB reforms are going move us in the right direction.
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2 Responses to “Catching Up or Leading the Way Yong Zhao”

  1. As a teacher and parent continually being bombarded with the benefits of high stakes testing, this is a book I long to read. Thank you. I marvel at the foreign students that flood into our rural schools here and am always warmed by the notion that what they seem to looking for is balance… I continue to search for this in ePub format. Thanks for the review.
    …Ellyn

  2. [...] Click here for Yong Zhao’s 10 minute video. Click here for my summary of Yong’s Book. [...]

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