Why I love my readers? They say the smartest (and darnest) things (about over testing):
Washington Immigrant :
In the immortal words of one of my cousins from down south:
"You can't fatten the pig by weighing it."
exactly that--is what the obsession with testing is attempting to do.
Keep weighing the pig and then chastise the farm hand because the pig is
not getting fatter.
Never mind that you forgot to actually feed the pig at any point because you were so busy constantly weighing it...
SBAC won't even tell us as much as we already know. It won't even tell
us if a child failed because of a disability or for some other reason.
And even if it did there is no money for remediation. It is not going
to finally identify every child with dyslexia or processing disorders or
depression or essential tremor & then staff the schools with
qualified teachers trained in SDI for those disabilities to close the
academic gap. Because if NCLB or CC were going to fund that, it would
already be happening for the students who have been evaluated. It is not
Nope, just gonna penalize them & their teachers
& schools for their failure & tell them all to work harder. I
can't see spending money on that.
There is no point in spending
the money on x-raying a tooth when you don't intend to spend the money
to have it filled. That only benefits the person selling the x-ray, not
If they can't stand the daylight, they should go back to the coffin.