Last updated on: 5/17/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Christopher Paslay Biography

Title:
Author of the 2011 book The Village Proposal: Education as a Shared Responsibility
Position:
Con to the question "Do Standardized Tests Improve Education in America?"
Reasoning:

“Standardized tests may be lucrative for educational publishers and useful for politicians who want to control school resources, but they seldom improve learning. No Child Left Behind has promoted empty lessons geared toward such tests. As a result, teacher spontaneity is compromised, leaving students uninspired.”

“The Mighty Testing Juggernaut,” Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News website, Feb. 21, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Author
  • Host and Writer, Chalk and Talk blog, 2007-present
  • Articles published in Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia City Paper, and other publications
  • English Teacher, Swenson Arts and Technology High School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Appeared on Glenn Beck, Fox News Channel, May 6, 2011
Education:
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Contact Info:
Phone
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Email
phillystyle71@yahoo.com (Chalk and Talk blog)
Website
Chalk and Talk blog
Other:
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Pro & Con Quotes: Do Standardized Tests Improve Education in America?