Gordon Van Hooft '38, was recently published in the Albany Times Union. His article, which appeared on the front page of the “Perspective” section, argues that the use of high-stakes tests for all students is based on flawed assumptions and urges the Regents to rethink their position on this issue.
This article is not the first Van Hooft has had published on this topic–during recent weeks he has had several articles and letters on this subject published.
Van Hooft spent many years as an educator, both in the classroom and as a member of the New York State Department of Education. He also served a stint as president of the New York State Science Teachers Association and was a member of a number of State education advisory committees before joining the State Education Department.