Ravitch is still Janey-one-note, even though she has flip-flopped on the testing issue.
Testing is not a central issue.
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But classroom practice remains woefully inadequate, since our ed schools have been pushing ineffective pedagogies (Whole Word/language) for decades!
Ignorance still reigns in most discussions of educational reform!