Okay.. I just can't let this go - 2 posts in one day, after a long famine of blogging! The nincompoop-in-chief, pResident Obama, says (with perhaps a single brain cell working):
"students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways than just exam results. Too much testing makes education boring for kids..."
Gee.. "One thing I never want to see happen is schools that are just teaching the test because then you're not learning about the world, you're not learning about different cultures, you're not learning about science, you're not learning about math,"
Uh, if they didn't actually LEARN then they'd fail the test...and not get passed onto another grade, unable to do the work. There were studies done, (my kindle is recharging, otherwise I'd be able to get you names & figures) of 'teaching the test' and that is *yet another* myth about schools.
He spoke to Univision Monday, about this 'not taking so many tests', and that 1 in 3 Hispanic students actually graduate from HS.
Lack of money for schools? Another myth. We've trebled the amounts given to schools, and the test scores have remained flat.
GAH.. idiots abound!
6 months ago