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?



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

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