October 23rd, 2007

No Child Left Behind Podcast: Lynn Riggs on right answers vs. right questions

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The Federal Law known as No Child Left Behind tests reading and math each year in grades three through eight. But is the testing helping kids learn how to apply knowledge in the real world?

Lynn Riggs, a science teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, worries that students are learning how to give the right answers – at the cost of learning how to ask the right questions.

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[...] to push the right answers at students, rather than forcing them to find the right questions? Listen to the story. [...]




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