Rachel Squires Bloom
Dr. Rachel Squires Bloom is an assistant principal and 5th grade math teacher in Quincy, MA.
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
Cash Incentives: Yet Another Way to Destroy Quality Education
The social impact of high stakes testing in poor urban schools has grown particularly acute over the past 10 years. For beyond the shrinkage of school curriculums to fit the narrow boundaries of annual tests, along with the disappearance of recess and play, research in poorer schools has uncovered another most tragic outcome to high stakes testing: the effective elimination of care as the ethos that has bound together teacher and child for longer than there have been schools in America.