Gosh, do I miss Heather Hare. At least she would have called Dan Drmicich or Bill Cala for a quote on the harmful effects of this kind of garbage on kids. If you'd like more info on how ridiculous this is, check out these sites:
- Coalition for Common Sense in Education
- Students Against Testing
- Dave's Campaign Site (yep, it's still up)
I really wish parents understood what all this was really about, then they wouldn't let their kids be put through this. Hammering kids and teachers with standardized tests dumbs down education, it figuratively beats the creativity out of them and causes a ton of kids in the city to drop out of school.
The reasoning seems to be: Hey, some of our schools aren't working. So let's take what we're doing now and just do it more! And some of our schools ARE working. So we have to fix those schools.
Adults drive me crazy.