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Speaking out against standardized testing
Old 11-11-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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I'm attaching a letter written by a college student, trying to rally student voices against standardized testing. I applaud his initiative and passion, though sadly I doubt it will make much of a difference. Education is all about the politics and the money now; the kids themselves are just the collateral damage.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...-it-will-lead/


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Wow! I agree it won't make a difference, but wouldn't it be a wonderful thing if we could stop the belief that everyone needs to know exactly the same things, at exactly the same time, and in the same manner.

His teachers should be very proud of him!
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A wonderful article
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and a wonderful student! He feels like he hasn't learned anything and while that may be true in regards to his required courses, I think he's learned a lot about life and what will get him far...his passion to do something and do it well!
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