Uploaded: Oct 14, 2010
I was always wary of medicating The
Girl Teen so she’d sit and finish worksheets faster [or at all]. And I have respectable reservations about high-stakes standardized testing and the corporate structure that comes with it that takes so much focus away from the alleged “clients,” teachers, students, parents and guardians, neighborhoods, cities, states, regions.
The cynicism of high-stakes standardized testing and the teacher “evaluations” and “restructuring” that come with it is that “some” kids just need to be coached enough to pass the tests and if teachers are punished enough, test scores will go up. Threaten, drug/”anaesthetis[e],” fail, shut down, rename, ignore results, hand out bonuses and do the same things next year, just more.