May 5, 2014
“TODAY I AM ASHAMED. I AM ASHAMED I DIDN’T DO ENOUGH TO STOP THIS MADNESS:”
Students around the country are taking high-stakes Common Core-aligned standardized tests now and some teachers are expressing unhappiness about having to administer them. Some are refusing to administer them and others are going public with their concerns about the nature of the tests and the emphasis being placed on them by policymakers. Numerous problems have been reported with these tests in New York, including badly worded questions, unfair cut scores that determine who does well and who doesn’t, and booklets with blank pages. Entertainer Louis C.K. complained about the tests on Twitter and the David Letterman show.
The headline above, from a a Long Island elementary school teacher quoted in the Washington Post is actually a nice obit for the last six years.