Chalkbeat asks right question – writes wrong headline
Chalkbeat writes an article about how common core algebra rigged-lower scores have concerned parents, teachers, and schools.
But they give it headlines that say something else
Concerns mount over tougher Algebra Regents test, and officials promise a review
Responses reflect ongoing uneasiness with the pace of New York’s adoption of the Common Core standards
– that we are concerned about implementation (nope – don’t like CC at all) and that says we are worried about tougher tests (nope, we are concerned that the scoring scale was rigged to make strong students score not so well).
This is advocacy-based journalism. When the facts don’t match the preferred story-line, use the headline to tell a story that differs from the facts.
There have been many people concerned, not just me.