Fw: ETS survey
- Subject: Fw: ETS survey
- From: gerald bracey <gbracey@EROLS.COM>
- Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 20:44:54 -0400
- Reply-to: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
- Sender: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
On another list serve, word came that an ETS poll had found people heavily
in favor of mandatory testing. Reference is made to my response to the list
serve by an ETS flack. My response follows.
----- Original Message -----
From: "gerald bracey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Francis, Leslie" <LFrancis@ets.org>; <email@example.com>;
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Fremer, John" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: ETS survey
> I did not see the immediate link to the survey.
> No matter. I still contend that for ETS to do a survey on testing is like
> Enron doing a survey on oil, or Microsoft doing a survey on monopolies.
> Beyond that, my comment was based on several pieces of Landgraf of crap in
> Ed Week and, especially, his testimony to Congress in March. If this
> testimony isn't sucking up, I don't know what is.
> For some weird reason you invoke backgrounds of you and Sharon and
> as showing that you're not in Bush's pocket. I suggest a more compelling
> action: resign. Seek employment with a more respectable corporation.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Francis, Leslie" <LFrancis@ets.org>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 2:04 PM
> Subject: ETS survey
> > Gerald:
> > If you want to know "what the hell ETS is doing taking a poll on
> > call me; I'll be happy to give you an answer. Moreover, the Hart/Teeter
> > in question can be found on our website<www.ets.org>; even a quick
> > the results will show that the survey--conducted by two of the country's
> > best and most respected pollsters--covers much more than testing. In
> > it is one of the most exhaustive looks ever on public attitudes toward
> > education reform generally and the Bush plan, in particular. As for
> > at ETS "sucking up to Bush", you should be aware that the backgrounds
> > views of Kurt Landgraf, Sharon Robinson, myself and several others here
> > makes that highly unlikely! Call when you want to talk about this.
> > for your time!
> > Best regards,
> > Les Francis, VP of Communications and Public Affairs, ETS
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