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Friday, July 31, 2015
State's test-prep efforts get an F
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In the end, by rushing standards through without adequate preparation, and by systemizing our children’s education according to these lifeless standards, devoid of all joy, the state is failing in its responsibility to develop lifelong learners.

We’re all for higher standards. Today’s children will someday seek work in an increasingly competitive world. But with new standards, there must be adequate preparation. In this regard, the State Education Department gets an F.

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bfalsitta

This generation of children must be able to feel confident enough to take the test and pass it. The parents need to be able to help them prepare for it. I would love to see what these tests look like. Copies of these tests should be available for teachers and parents to view so they have a better uderstanding of what the children need to prepare for. The teachers need to know what areas the kids need help in so they can prepare them for future testing. My next question is, why are we subjecting our kids to these tests, without a better understanding of what these test scores really mean or prove. Who saya our kids are failing if they don't pass these exams? What does the state know when it comes to children. The teachers have a better understanding then anyone.

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kjgrimm

I have been an educator for over 30 years. Teaching has become dull and all I see are stressed out teachers and students. I am glad my own children are at the end of their school careers and I am ready to retire. The curriculum as I see it is moving too quickly for little brains to absorb. When kindergarteners don't have time to play, we are doing our children a great disservice. I also question the integrity of a test that students can opt out from. How is any of this helpful to our children and how does it affect the accountability of our teachers? I doubt there are educators making decisions on how to educate our children but I am certain professional testing companies are the only ones to benefit.

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