Erikson Institute

Now that PARCC is inevitable, helping kids see big picture

Now that PARCC is inevitable, helping kids see big picture

The day after Chicago Public Schools announced it will reluctantly administer the controversial PARCC exam to the district's 230,000 eligible students, I attended a lecture that convinced me the move is a defeat for students.

Chicago's Erikson Institute , a graduate school and research center that specializes in child development, hosted National Public Radio education reporter Anya Kamenetz on Tuesday to discuss her new book, "The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing...

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