A recent report was published that slammed America’s education schools for rampant grade inflation and low standards. Here’s a critique of that report: I began teaching in 1976, first in high schools and ultimately in teacher education programs, says Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor of English Education at the University of Georgia and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, for the Washington Post. Much has changed in my 35 years as a teacher, but one thing remains constant: I have always held myself accountable for my students’ learning…

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