Archive for April 30th, 2004

30th April
2004

First Published in The New York Sun, April 30,2004

By Andrew Wolf

The schools chancellor, Joel Klein, is being buried alive on the testing issue, a matter he and I agree on. 
In a wire to principals Wednesday, now widely distributed on the Internet by friend and foe alike, Mr. Klein correctly suggested that “our third graders were treated badly by the anti-test ‘activists’ who obtained and shared the test with the media or spread misinformation about it.” 

    The chancellor is absolutely right.Objective testing is the only way we can evaluate the progress of individual students and, by extension,their teachers,their schools,and even Mr. Klein himself. 
    Back in October, when testifying before the Assembly and Senate education committees in Albany, Mr. Klein paraphrased a column of mine written three weeks before.  (more…)