Sunday, October 27, 2013

One teen’s standardized testing horror story (and where it will lead)

One teen’s standardized testing horror story (and where it will lead)


Kids today don't go to school in the same sense their parents and grandparents did. They go to "test factories" to produce data that politicians and reformers can use to label them and their schools as failing. This in turn allows the politicians to divert billions of dollars to their friends in the corporate sector to run their schools (into the ground) and sell them all kinds of new resources and support to allegedly help them turn their schools around. That is the 21st Century cycle of education. It's not about the learning anymore, at least from the non-educators' standpoint. It's about the almighty $$.