It’s the never ending education topic.
I think we need testing, but probably not to the extent the government is shoving down our throats (and normally our government does a GREAT job!).
One day, it will be readjusted and we will test students just the right amount for their indivdual progress and goals.
Sadly, we aren’t there yet.
Everyone complains about the amount of stress testing puts on students and teachers.
Don’t even get me started on the billions of dollars being made by faceless companies who are part of the testing process.
It’s BIG business. Really BIG.
Then there is the little secret no one ever acknowledges. The intregal part of testing that is left unspoken.
Teachers are powerful.
Without them, there’s no testing.
When teachers in individual schools or states decide they’ve had enough testing, we will see a change.
Can you imagine if teachers refused to test?
Up to this point, they have been very compliant. Teachers usually are.
But one day, I think they may decide as a group they’ve had enough.
If that happens, things will change. And change very quickly.