March 14, 2009

Stop Investing In Scales, Invest In Nutrition

"...districts...are being forced to cut positions and reduce services in areas known to help children.

A good example of this is funding for school librarians. Studies consistently tell us that the presence of a credentialed school librarian is positively related to reading achievement.

Dumping...useless (and painful) tests would take some of the financial pressure off school districts, and allow them to restore at least some of the cuts in programs and staffing that have been shown to be beneficial for students. Let's stop investing so much money in scales, and make sure we invest in nutrition."

--Stephen Krashen

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