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Author to speak on student testing

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 23, 2002


Former teacher Alfie Kohn, an outspoken critic of the focus on grades and test scores, will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Sudakoff Center at the University of South Florida's New College in Sarasota.

Former teacher Alfie Kohn, an outspoken critic of the focus on grades and test scores, will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Sudakoff Center at the University of South Florida's New College in Sarasota.

Kohn talks about the importance of working with children to foster their intrinsic motivation to learn and tackles topics such as standards, accountability and testing. Described by Time magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades and test scores," Kohn has written eight books on education and human behavior.

The talk is sponsored by Children First; Family Partnership Center; Forty Carrots Family Center; Gold Seal Project of Sarasota; Project Child Care; Time-Warner Cable; and USF. Contact the Manatee County Head Start office at (941) 748-0137 to make reservations. Free admission. Seating is limited.

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