Still trying to figure out how a bubble test will show well a kid
plays his violin, trumpet, or sings...
On 11/28/12, Broke FL Teacher wrote:
> "...social studies, art, music and hands-on science
> instruction have been reduced or squeezed out of the
> curriculum entirely. Because many of these subjects help
> students develop critical thinking, creativity and other vital
> 21st-century skills, forcing some students to forgo these
> experiences in exchange for testing and test preparation puts
> them at an unfair disadvantage.
> No problem anymore: now that FL will have a test for every
> subject for each teacher's evaluation (not for the purpose of
> evaluation of the child's learning), we can assume there will
> be no more critical thinking taught in any subject. Drill and
> kill is the future.
> Can you imagine what this generation will be like when they
> grow up? How very sad.
> "3: Recess and physical education are being cut to make time
> for test-focused academics"
> Not to mention the "working-snack." Somehow, kindergarteners
> are supposed to eat and learn at the same time. Eat with one
> hand, work with the other.
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