This is a 2-minute video of Professor Yohuru Williams, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University in Connecticut. In the video, he refutes the ridiculous claim that children in poverty and children of color can be helped by standardized testing, a claim recently advanced by corporate reform groups in an effort to reduce the number of students opting out of tests.

 

Dr. Williams is a historian and a member of the Board of the Network for Public Education.