Just for you, loyal readers and jolly newcomers: All of Edustank's major entries on dangerous VAM (Value-Added Models) of education assessment via one *hot, hot link.*
What can you get me in return? Be sure to add your voice against VAM in teacher prep by commenting through *here.*
At my last count, only 205 folks had published comments. As well, contact your local, state, and national leaders to let them know you know VAMps belong in the movies, not in education policy!
|I'm sure Grace Jones agrees VAM-ps work best in movies, not education. |
In the meantime, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. Ed Reform-Critical Boxer and I do Christmas, obviously, but we wish you well no matter what you'll celebrate. May you honor our gift and gift request, and may 2015 present us a banner year in moving away from capitalist philanthropies with profit margins and hedges at their center and toward the kinds of equity- and equality-, socially conscious-, and responsibility- and humanitarian-focused reforms actually needed in K12 public schools and beyond and which put children at the center of reform, not $$$$$$.