Posts byConnor Solms

Standardized Dilemma Over Testing

With the recent boycotts over Chicago Public Schools’ administration of the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT), certain parents and teachers have become increasingly vocal in their critique of standardized tests in general.  They claim such exams don’t accurately represent students, and the stakes are too high. They say achievement strong arms teachers into spending valuable class

OpEd: Zero Tolerance for Our Schools’ Policies Does Not Fit

The Chicago Bureau is proud to run a series of articles and commentary by students at four of Chicago’s public high schools, part of a system often criticized. These articles, written by students taking part in The OpEd Project’s Youth Narrating Our World – YNOW – mentorship program funded by McCormick Foundation, show an honest, reflective