Yes, the bubble tests must go on.
Today’s post references a story that almost makes me want to shower. Though I can’t really say that it is anyone’s fault. A culture of TEST, TEST, WE MUST TEST has insidiously woven its way into the soul of American teaching and when people react as they do in the story I link below, well… to me, it’s just a by-product of misplaced values.
In a nutshell, a teacher died, the school (quite naturally) was shocked and saddened but, inconvenient as this may sound, the educator passed away on state testing day. So the school bravely did the right thing… and postponed the test one hole day from Thursday to Friday.
This link explains it better than I ever could.
But how has it all come to this? Well, Kelly Gallagher just linked this story via twitter which, I think, says a ton.
Two “ya really oughtta read this” pieces today… the operative word being pieces because our inane focus on bubble testing is tearing our school system to pieces.