21 février 2020

ATARs measure privilege, not academic merit, and it starts in kindergarten

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. ATARs measure privilege, not academic merit, and it starts in kindergarten
Tara Schultz, ABC News, 2019/12/23
If we combine the philosophy of testing with the well-established fact that socioeconomic status is the best predictor of academic success, then we must draw the conclusion in the title. This article is a forthright and frank story about how that played out for one person. "I failed school because I grew up in a world that exists beneath yours. I learnt a range of skills that helped me survive in the impoverished world I was born into. More...

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