Neither Depth nor Intensity

If school reform is not made by the teachers, the students and the parents – the real stake-holders in public schools – it will have neither depth nor intensity.  We need only look at how the NCLB act increased the use of standardized tests across the nation; which in turn has caused very shallow teaching because teachers feel forced to teach to the test because their jobs are on the line.

All children cannot be taught the same way, neither should they be tested the same way.  To believe that using linear knowledge with all children will result in said children being proficient in all aspects of the test at a certain point in time is in the words of William ShakespeareStandardized Test -“It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”

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