Ed policy reporter and wannabe wonk @chalkbeat; frequent changer of careers, apartments, and my mind; mbarnum@chalkbeat.org

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@matt_barnum — 3,428 followers, 10,735 tweets

@Dyrnwyn @citizenstewart worthy of a longer conversation, but I'm not whatsoever saying education is unimportant, wouldn't be in this line of work if I thought that.
One interesting note from @nctqkate's ed reform reflections is that the view that education reform is the best way to solve poverty is mainstream (though on the outs among some)  https://www.nctq.org/blog/Has-the-education-movement-lost-its-way  https://t.co/pnQlnJgK5X
But a tension for Koretz is the tendency to make sweeping claims about the effects of testing, while also acknowledging big limits of existing research, as @caragerber astutely pointed out  https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2018/01/19/why-one-harvard-professor-calls-american-schools-focus-on-testing-a-charade/  https://t.co/eOi3GyDs9C
This point from Dan Koretz — that the test cheating we know about is likely the tip of the iceberg — speaks to the value of education journalism. How much more would we know if many local papers hadn't been gutted?  https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2018/01/19/why-one-harvard-professor-calls-american-schools-focus-on-testing-a-charade/  https://t.co/d2vlEBbt0x
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