One Chicago mom's attempt to keep an accurate log so her kids will have something helpful to show the therapists.
Daily beatings whether needed or not made you all SMRT.SF
I'm with you with standardized tests like this. The kids took them, I looked at the results, but I didn't put much faith in them. I just remember, like you, the importance the schools would put on for kids to show up on the day of testing, well rested, with a good nourishing breakfast and a snack for snack time and don't forget those pencils. I'm with you; dodgeball sounds like a great way to spend time rather than going through test scores!betty
You're a wise woman, Betty!
Haha...I just hope the Teachers don't strike again on account of the test scores... :)
They may - these scores are tied to their evaluations! No pressure there, right?
The amount of time they spend in my kids' schools practicing for tests makes my blood boil. They could actually be developing critical thinking skills or playing dodge ball, but you know, they need to learn how to fill out bubbles with number 2 pencils.
I'm 100% with you Barb. Kids are being taught to think inside the box at all times. So much for American ingenuity!
my kids practice an hour a day in the public schools taking tests. in the private schools they teach the kids how to think not just answer questions....that is my experience.
Teaching kids to think is the greatest educational take-away possible. Sadly, it is definitely not the focus of public schools.