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A Columbus Statue and High-Stakes Tests

Alan Singer
Alan Singer
History News Network, Daily Kos

Alan Singer, a social studies professor in the School of Education, was published in two publications: the History News Network and the Daily Kos.

His first article entitled, “It’s Not Just Statues that Are a Problem in New York City,” published on the History News Network by the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, weighs in on the decision of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers’ regarding the Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus Circle.

The second entitled, “High-Stakes Tests Designed to Produce Failure,” published on the Daily Kos comments on the effects and implications of high-stakes testing. Singer advocates for focus on knowledge building, rather than mere standardized test preparation, in the classroom. “Education is about more than testing. It is about more than earning a living. It is about living a life. Students are not just standardized test results.”

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