How would you change things as education secretary?

02/22/2013 | Education Week

Most educators have considered how they would act if they were chosen U.S. education secretary, writes elementary-school principal Peter DeWitt. In this blog post, DeWitt writes that if he were in that role, he immediately would place a moratorium on testing and then consider new ways to assess schools' performance. He then would direct money currently spent on testing to professional development for teachers and invest in prekindergarten programs and higher teachers' salaries, among other things.

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