I agree with Diane Ravitch that the recent allegations of widespread cheating on standardized tests is another blow to Michelle Rhee’s legacy in DC. I’m still at a loss to see how opponents of Rhee and her ilk will win out in this debate. Testing simply sounds better and is easier to understand than anything opponents of this movement can conjure. We may wax nostalgic about spirited conversations in English classes or trips to the local planetarium in science class, but there’s no one word to define these teaching methods. But who among us doesn’t understand the purpose of a test?