Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Teacher's Lament: Killing Kids With Testing

Why I Can No Longer Teach in Public Education�|�Stephanie Keiles:

...Coming from the Republicans at the state level and the Democrats at the national level, I have been forced to comply with mandates that are not in the best interest of kids. I am tired of having to perform what I consider to be educational malpractice, in the name of "accountability."

The amount of time lost to standardized tests that are of no use to me as a classroom teacher is mind-boggling. And when you add in mandatory quarterly district-wide tests, which are used to collect data that nothing is ever done with, it's beyond ridiculous...

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