See Leonie's critique of the ed deform TNTP report -- TNTP is loaded with former Tweedies:
and her piece on testing in the NY Times: NYT Room for Debate
Please feel free to share this with our comrades. Hong Kong people seem to get it right. They are also the only ones worldwide with a vibrant OWS movement camped in the courtyard of the HSHB bank in Hong Kong that refuses to be disbanded.
NYC Teacher in Shanghai
NYC Parent Steve Koss who spends a lot of time in China commented:
I do want to add my own experience with Chinese students when I refereed a robotics tournament in Tokyo a few years ago. Chinese kids seemed so desperate and competitive -- when I issued one ruling against them they went wild -- one kid blaming the ruling if he doesn't get into a good school. Here are some posts from 2008 on norms robotics blog.
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