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UMass lecturer says school is punishing her

Barbara Madeloni’s career as an academic activist hit a high last spring. A lecturer in education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she was crusading against a new program that outsourced assessments of teacher performance to the educational firm Pearson.

Her students so strongly supported her stance that most balked at fully participating in UMass field tests of the program. In May, her efforts were the subject of an article in The New York Times.

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