[Susan notes: In a phone call today, George Schmidt, publisher/editor of Substance, mentioned how important it is that a few of us have stuck with this struggle for the long view and are able to testify to that view. Don's letter is a perfect example of another "long view" participant in this struggle. We can all profit from his reminder to the Greeley Tribune ]
To the editor
In the summer of 2013 readers of the Greeley Tribune learned about the violations of protocols in the Johnstown/Milliken school district. These violations centered around irregularities in the administration of high stakes standardized testing. News accounts throughout the nation have sounded the alarm of "test tampering" and in August of 2013, this news became local. The Editorial Board of the Greeley Tribune made this statement in their August 17th, 2013 issue: "Perhaps it is time to reassess whether we should put so much emphasis on TCAP scores to measure the success of our schools. Standardized test scoresÃ¢€Â¦are more likely to mirror the demographics at the school than be a true measure of the quality of instruction."
Don Perl, The Coalition for Better Education, Inc.
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