“Standardized testing has taken the heart out of education”


This past week Lancaster Online ran a story titled, Testing is killing the joy of learning and of teaching, written by a Baltimore teacher, Wynter Bledsoe. This thoughtful, heartfelt, provocative piece included the following quote: Standardized testing has taken the heart out of education. No longer are we concerned with meeting the needs of the individual student as a person. We are now concerned with meeting a quota.  It’s all about the data. Students are not numbers; they are blank slates for us to write upon, and we are wasting the opportunity Read More