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Fashion Statement - The Empress Has No Dress

We have unqualified, untrained people giving advice to those who know better. It is bad advice driven by politics and ideology rather than educational savvy.

The two people suggesting that Connecticut lower its standards and shift to cheap testing both come from states with dubious educational track records. The Secretary comes from years of poor results in Texas (see article). The Assistant Secretary who urged dropping back to multiple choice testing comes from years of poor results in Arkansas.

They share a history of faux reform.