I've just discovered that the first chapter of Linda Persltein's new book Tested is posted online.
I read this chapter over breakfast one morning last week; I couldn't put the book down 'til I'd finished. It's the opening scene in the book, the scene in which the principal of Tyler Heights Elementary School is waiting for the state scores to arrive. The tension is ferocious.
When the envelope finally comes and the principal opens it and sees the scores, I cried.
That doesn't happen too often to me when I'm reading books about education policy.
Maybe it should happen, but it doesn't!
There's a very nice passage re: Saxon Math later on in the book.
Will post shortly.