Beware Educational Alphabet: ADHD, RSD, ASD, OSD, EAA


radical eyes for equity

What do a medical diagnosis and education reform have in common?

Two things: (1) complex matters reduced to a few letters, and (2) failing children.

First, consider ADHD. Below are some readings to help interrogate how this diagnosis has many significant problems, misdiagnosis and over-diagnosis among them, some of which are related to the high-stakes accountability movement in education:

Next, a growing list of alphabet (toxic) soup is assaulting our schools and students under the umbrella of “state takeover” approaches, targeting mostly high-poverty and racial minority schools.

RSD, ASD, OSD, and EAA—among others—have gained political momentum built on propaganda and not results. Below is a reader addressing the failures…

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  1. THANKS for posting this. I have been trying to find sites bent to exposing how our obsession with testing has been opening new avenues for labeling children as “sick” (ADHD, etc) when they simply act out against yet another horrific day of a “don’t move, don’t think” testing. Don’t Do Me That

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