Testing Abuse

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Rowman & Littlefield Education announces the upcoming publication of (click on this for a Rowman and Littlefield flyer link)

Educational Genocide: A Plague on Our Children
by Horace (Rog) Lucido

"This is not just a smart book. It is also a touchingly personal narrative. Don't be fooled by the fact that this work is vital and informative. It is far more than that. It's genius, and what makes it memorable is Lucido's gift to speak to us, not just from the head but from the heart as well."—Elaine Garan, professor of literacy and early education, California State University, Fresno

Across our country educational policies and practices are killing our students' desire to learn and teachers' passion to teach. The central theme of this book is that high-stakes testing is having a critically deleterious effect on our students. The fallout impacts parents, teachers, schools, districts and states. Horace (Rog) Lucido uses language and supporting evidence that is clear and relatable to the reader. Rarely is the topic of teacher care and concern for students ever embedded in works on educational theory and practice, but here it is championed as the driving force for change, exposing the causes and chronicling the effects of educational malfeasance.
Horace (Rog) Lucido has taught physics and mathematics for over thirty-eight years. He is the California Central Valley coordinator for the Assessment Reform Network and cofounder of Educators and Parents Against Testing Abuse.


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