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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Still Test-Crazy After All These Years

We were cleaning out some old books and found this cartoon stuck in one of them. It's from April 21, 2000. The title is If Mozart and Michelangelo Were Washington Students Today. [What's more amazing is that I found it online here.]

The message is no different today than it was 12 years ago...except now, with the over-focus on nonfiction of the Common (rotten-to-the) Core Standards, we should probably add a picture of Will Shakespeare in the corner writing on his parchment...

This is appropriate for the entire nation, not just the state of Washington, and just as important today as it was in 2000. We're still following the same foolish test-crazy path.

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Stop the Testing Insanity!


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