Christine offers her rebuttal to the current test to assess trend, and does her always-eloquent job of advocating for children in the ongoing discussion around public education. Definitely a shot in the arm of perspective as the end of July looms and with August comes the beginning of a new school year for many!
The education world, like any other industry, goes through phases. The importance placed on standardized testing is just one of the phases but it’s been a tough one for educators, parents, and students alike. With the “No Child Left Behind Act” teaching to the test became the norm. “Common Core” is our public education’s response to too much testing and not enough learning.
We’ve Created a System that Requires Us to Measure a Person’s Potential In & Out of the Classroom
Common Core’s true underlying focus is a belief that we all learn differently and that we should promote those learning styles. In fact, the progressive and developmental education movements believe we should be teaching to a child’s strengths rather than their weaknesses. This makes sense because as adults we all learn to compensate for our weaknesses and choose careers that play to our strengths.
Standardized objective tests…
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