A Plea From a Teacher. I’m not entirely certain how this “Press This” feature works, but the linked post is a must read! As an educator, I whole-heartedly agree with what this teacher says: If you want to reform education, do away with the testing!
My students just took the new Texas STAAR test, and I am appalled that they were expected to write an entire narrative in under a page, and expected to include all the necessary elements of a story. Then to give them two Expository essays (both under a page), and expect it to make sense, when not only were they under a time limit…It’s asinine! Like she says: take all the rules of writing and through them out the window.
This blog post needs to go viral! If you want to make a difference about something a little closer to home than the Kony 2012, which was all the rage a few weeks ago, share the above post any way possible!