Our rock stars aren't like your rock stars...
|Alfie Kohn & Me|
|Me, Howard Gardner & Katy Morris|
"They don’t measure deep thinking; they don’t measure the ability to apply and connect disparate ideas; they don’t measure irony or creativity or decency. Test scores are not merely meaningless; the news is actually worse than that. Higher test scores generally are bad news."
"That’s true both at the individual level—because research shows that high test scores are correlated with superficial thinking on the part of many students—and at the aggregate level, because if a school boasts that its test scores went up, parents ought to immediately respond by asking what had to be sacrificed from their kids’ education in order to make that happen. "