you saw the headlines, no doubt…

Teaching to the test, or “How EVERY Child Is Left Behind”…

So the intensive drilling for the basic skills tests here in Colorado have shown little improvement. Typical Right Wing blame-game points go to “Public Education is a Marxist Invention whose time is long past”.

But the entire focus of the school curriculum is on passing the tests. Not creative thinking, not learning the abstract parts of the human consciousness, not “reading is FUN(damental)” or nurturing the inborn curiosity and inquisitive nature of the Human Child.

No, they learn by rote in a way that even Dickens would have trouble believing.

Teach the kids to be automatons, efficient coolies for the state.

All else is secondary.

Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated…

Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated…

Resistance is fut..bzszttt bzzst..

“Resist.exe has performed an illegal operation and will be terminated”

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Brother Jonah

About Brother Jonah

Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo!
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1 Response to you saw the headlines, no doubt…

  1. Avatar tony logan says:

    I have real doubts that these tests are measuring anything. Per the CSAP stats my daughter’s school was very high in Math scores (mid 90%) but my daughter and her schoolmates have trouble at 5th grade level doing simple multiplication and division problems. Their history and geography knowledge is non existent, and many can’t write in cursive since they have received little to no instruction in that either.

    CSAP seems to be nothing more than a meaningless stat to shoot out at complaining parents.

    ‘See this, don’t criticize us, we’re doing just great, blah, blah, blah.’

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