Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted. Disclaimer, this is an opinion and commentary site and should not be confused as a news site. Also know that quite often people may disagree with the opinions posted.
The pros and cons of standardized testing from the Onion. It is funny because it is true!
Every student measured against same narrow, irrelevant set of standards
Holds teachers personally accountable for success of large, monolithic testing organizations
Western tradition of critical thinking best embodied in bubble-sheet format