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Convinced Testing Has Harmed Schools? You're NOT the Only One

Today was a HUGE day for anyone who has ever grumbled about the damage that our "test-em-all" approach to teaching and learning is doing to public schools.  You see, the 2013 PDK/Gallup Poll of Public Attitudes Towards Public Schools was released.

I'm going to let ONE statistic from the report do the talking:

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That's a COMPLETE relief, y'all.  

It is tangible evidence that the vast majority of our nation -- everyone from the parents of the children we teach to the business and community leaders that we serve -- is starting to recognize that testing isn't the answer to improving our schools.

At some point, the legislators passing crappy policies that destroy our schools HAVE to listen, don't they?

#fingerscrossed

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Related Radical Reads:

Is Standardized Testing Changing ME for the Worse?

How Testing Will Change What I Teach Next Year

Our Kids Are MORE than Their Test Scores

1 Comment

Mary Lou Baker commented on August 22, 2013 at 8:25am:

Hurray!

This is a relief to see. However, how do we know which politicans will listen to this, so we can vote accordingly? 

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