Standardized Testing, Teachers, Students, & Texas-sized Problems in Education w/ Garion Frankel

1h 2m | May 16, 2024

Your Heard Tell Show is turning down the noise of the news cycle and getting to the information we need to discern our times by talking standardized testing in Texas with Garion Frankel. Writing in the Houston Chronicle, Garion talks about the STAAR testing and integration of automatic grading as a touch point to discuss how testing is dominating school policy, teaching methods, funding, and the power struggles inside the big business and high profile K-12 education system. Garion also talks post-COVID education, how losing things like the arts and vocational programs hurts students, the secondary-to-college pipeline, and how above all else the in-classroom teachers are getting a raw deal and pressure from all sides that prevent them from properly educating students.

All that and more on this episode of Heard Tell.

Read Gary's full piece on Texas STAAR testing here:


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