Good school or bad school?

PBS asked this question about PS 1 in New York City.

At the end, according to John Merrow (end of transcript):

So, what do you think? Is PS-1 a good school or a bad school? You may have already made up your mind, but the people who make decisions about budgets, about who gets hired, who gets fired, they rely on test scores.

Merrow confirms what educators bemoan, but have not been able to convincingly argue against.  Test scores define “educated” in today’s public schools.  That should be troubling to every philosophical person in the country.

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