While more people than ever are turning to alternative information sources on the net, The Lexington Herald Leader provides an excellent example of why their industry is failing.
It’s another Silly Distortion Day at Main and Midland:
The whole editorial is available here.
If the Herald Leader wants a return to respectability or, indeed, to stay in business, they are going to have to do better than this.
Sen. Williams never said getting rid of CATS would “solve” the budget mess. He said it would save money. And it would by shifting our emphasis in testing from CYA for bureaucrats to an education tool of value to students. Also, it’s hard to not notice this editorial neglected to mention the benefits of getting rid of the three weeks wasted every year after CATS testing ends.
And The Bluegrass Institute has been all over the phoniness of CATS results for a long time.
Really have to wonder if the suits and bean counters at the Herald Leader have the same appreciation for the paper’s ability to throw away it’s credibility on Big Education voodoo that the editorial writers do.