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Advocates Posing As Experts: FairTest, DFER, & The Andy Sector

To me, the big deal isn't that the NEA has given a relatively small amount of money to FairTest, but rather that FairTest has presented itself and been used by the media as a balanced source of expertise on testing issues, rather than as an advocacy organization that generally opposes testing and accountability efforts. 

I first wrote about this over two years ago, in a post called How 'Fringe' Is FairTest?.

However, I'm not sure that DFER and The Andy Sector should be taken particularly seriously in pointing out FairTest's advocacy role,  since they are both themselves advocates, too.

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