TIDBITS: BLAcK FAMILIES INCREASINGLY OPPOSED TO STANDARDIZED TESTS

TIDBITS: BLAcK FAMILIES INCREASINGLY OPPOSED TO STANDARDIZED TESTS

May 6, 2016 By Joseph P. Farrell

Mr. H.B,. sent me this article, and I want to pass it along.

Note the paragraph of one mother's reaction:

A group of black parents in Philadelphia who planned to have their children opt out of the Pennsylvania state tests were featured recently on an education podcast called “Have You Heard.” They objected to the amount of money being made by the test-making companies and suggested that schools focused on testing were not cultivating students to be leaders.

“What we end up doing,” one mother said, “is creating a bunch of soldiers that, in order to pass, in order to get out of whatever their situation is, they will follow directions. And we will have a community of people that merely follow directions.”

Hear hear!