George Lucas Educational Foundation

W. James Popham

W. James Popham, who began his career in education as a high school teacher in Oregon, is professor emeritus at the University of California -- Los Angeles School of Education and Information Studies. He is the author of 25 books, and a former president of the American Educational Research Association. Write to


  • Assessment

    Standardized Testing Fails the Exam

    If enough educators -- and noneducators -- realize there are serious flaws in how we evaluate our schools, maybe we can stop this absurdity.