One thing I really struggle with as a teacher is the amount of Standardized Test prep we have to do to get the kids ready for our state testing. It kills me to see kids who are stressed out about a test…and they are 9 or 10 years old. I’ll never forget my first year teaching when I asked my reading class “Why do people read?”, and the first answer I got was, “To pass the TAKS test.” Is there something wrong with this picture?
This is a video that was posted on CoolCatteacher blog last week. This documentary is sure to bring up some sensitive questions– and sure it’s sensationalized and the filmmakers have an agenda, but I’m definitely going to see it when it comes out; and I hope it stimulates some good conversation.