Turns out the mindless bubble tests I blogged about being mandated a few days ago is the first stage in the NCLB process of being taken over by the state. “Teams come in” don’t seek any input from anyone currently in the school and mandate bubble tests so that they can “evaluate” where to place next year’s kids.
And when I look at the silliness of this test, I realize they are about to come up with numbers whereby they are going to be able to prove that over 90% of our kids are deficient… and then, they can just give an easy bubble test in 3 years and viola! look how many more kids are doing well thanks to the brilliance of the “intervening state team”.
And all of us have our hands tied. Either do what they say “or else”. Not sure what “or else” means but the current administration on campus has absolutely no voice in this. Matter of fact, to their credit, they don’t even want us to give these bubble tests anyway. They know they are weak. They know that huge money is being made by corporate folks who are complicit to the madness. They know that we are very small fish in a very big pond and when the shark swims by, the guppies have to do what they are told
Sheesh, my school is being set up like tourists in a New York City game of 3 Card Monty.
And how long before this happens to you?