Think of how the divisiveness in education would decrease if we borrowed from the Bill of Rights and adopted a code of ethics declaring, "No stakes shall be attached to standardized tests without the consent of the student or educator."
The Houston Chronicle's Monica Rhor writes in "School Officials: High Stakes Tests Failing Students" that a "mounting chorus of school administrators, educators and parents is speaking out against a system in which they say testing ... Read Post
Morgan's Smith's NYT piece In Texas, a Backlash Against Student Testing provides more great news that the standardized testing craze is cresting. Robert Scott, the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency, said that student testin... Read Post
Educators all across the country have been saying for years that these tests are a waste of educational time. The tests are often flawed, they are expensive for the district, and they decrease the students desire to attend school. Read Post