Samuel J. Meisels

In conjunction with the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Erikson hosted a special discussion of disturbing trends toward increasing academic drill, scripted teaching, and high-stakes testing in early childhood education.

About 100 concerned professionals gathered April 7, 2007, to explore ways of focusing public conversation on the impact of these trends and restoring play and hands-on, experiential learning to the classroom.

President Samuel J. Meisels’s talk on high-stakes testing is below.

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