Monday, August 01, 2005

An interesting challenge

Jenny D. throws out this challenge
You can have all the money you want. Spend it to improve student achievement in reading, math, and basic subjects. I don't care what you spend it on.EXCEPT....your goal is to improve student scores on some nationally recognized standardized test (how about NAEP?).
The problem is in the goal.

Improving test scores? Is the goal of education to do better on a test? I understand that this is a hypothetical experiment but the stated result is a little odd to me. Spend all the money you want and I'm sure you'll get better test scores but will you have a well educated child? Seems like that's not the goal anymore.

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