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Exam Abuse in Nevada

Ohanian Comment: Notice how reaction to test is changing. First, the kids were blamed for not working hard enough. Now teachers are blamed for not teaching well enough. It is very are that tests are blamed for being inappropriate. In the last sentence in this article, a mother uses the term "flawed exam." It's an expression ... [MORE]

— Michael A. Fletcher
staff writer
Washington Post
As High School Exit Exams Cost Diplomas, Anger Rises
May 30, 2003

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      Why Vouchers Won’t Fix Vegas Schools
      <br><b>Ohanian Comment:</b> I put this comment online at the <i>Times</i> and it became a <i>Times Pick,</i> (one of five). <br><br> Kudos to the writer, who shows that what families desperately need is a living wage, not vouchers. We don't try eliminating the huge income gap in this country b... [MORE]

      — Brittany Bronson
      New York Times

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        School District: Race to the Top money not worth the effort
        <br><span class="red"><b>Ohanian Comment:</b> Officials in this urban district, which has a history of jumping on many bandwagons, feel that the grant is too restrictive and potential for failing to meet its requirements is too high to make it worth the time and expense to apply. Requirements include creating a ... [MORE]

        — Paul Takahashi
        Las Vegas Sun

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        Despite Goofs, Nevada Gives Harcourt New Contract

        Ohanian Comment: Apparently, telling 736 they failed a test doesn't count as "unsatisfactory" performance. Who pocketed the $425,000 fine? Maybe it should have gone to the 736.

        CARSON CITY -- A national educational testing company that was roundly criticized for mistakes in grading proficiency exams of mor... [MORE]

        — Cy Ryan
        Las Vegas Sun
        Testing company that botched exams is given new contracts
        August 13, 2003

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        Teacher is dismayed with 'No Child Left Behind' requirements
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        Autistics face rough road in Las Vegas

        By Ed Koch

        Krista Vance is grateful for doctors in Colorado, California, South Carolina and Massachusetts.

        When Vance's son Jamie was diagnosed at age 2 with autism, the developmental disorder that affects communication and social interaction, she left Nevada, trekking across the country to find doctors who c... [MORE]

        — Ed Koch
        Las Vegas Sun

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