In a college dorm, in a prison, in a marriage
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Ellen Becker works in matrimonial law. She lives with her husband and two children in the Free School Community of Albany, New York.
The first thing I discovered was that the types of learning that are measured by standardized tests are not real learning at all. To do well on a standardized reading test, for example, does not mean that you read well. There are approximately 150 categories of information that a complex passage of reading delivers, and the standardized test covers approximately six of those categories over and over again.