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Barack Obama with Bill Russell

Barack Obama with Bill Russell

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“Today, there are those who say they want to take the country back. I ask, take us back where?”

- Representative John Lewis

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Here’s the first in a two-part essay about Bill Gates’ interview with The Washington Post:

He is correct in stating that students get evaluated all the time, from the first time they enter a classroom all the way through college and beyond. Getting a degree demands having plenty of tests getting thrown at you, high-stakes or otherwise. These tests often determine if you achieve the next level or not, and whether we like them or not. That’s our current education system, so ramping up the amount of tests only perpetuates the status quo. I’m not in the camp that says, “Teachers shouldn’t get evaluated, but students should.” Professionals get evaluations all the time.

I just can’t help but wonder if we actually evaluate students the right way, and if the measure we currently have for student achievement helps determine success in life after college. One should argue that far too many factors come into play when looking on a case-by-case basis.

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c/o Ellen Sirleaf

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Headline I’d love to see: Courageous New Yorkers Remove Sandbags from Goldman Sachs, Bring Them to the Projects pic.twitter.com/RuGizEZo

- @kade_ellis

Jose, who reaches 1,000 posts on this blog tomorrow …

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