The Irony of Prizes
I had seen the write-up about the 2008 Broad Prize for Urban Education given to the Brownsville (Texas) Independent School District (Editor’s Letter, December 2008). I was unaware that the district had not met NCLB requirements. Is it true that the district refused to test its students with authenticated objective tests of their academic achievement?
Patrick Groff, professor of education emeritus, San Diego State University
Editor’s note: The district’s NCLB status will be explained in an upcoming issue.