Monday, October 14, 2013

Educational Idiocy

Because of a tough new curriculum and teacher evaluations, 4- and 5-year-olds are learning how to fill in bubbles on standardized math tests to show how much they know about numbers, shapes and order. RELATED: 'BUBBLE TESTS' NOT RIGHT FOR LITTLE KIDS Teachers said kindergartners are bewildered. "Sharing is not caring anymore; developmentally, it's not the right thing to do," said one Queens teacher, whose pupils kept trying to help one another on the math test she gave for the first time this fall.
This is beyond stupid.  And it's just another grift - a way to funnel public money to private companies, in this case Pearson.  Who cares if our kids are hurt in the process?  There's profit to be had!

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