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Jim Flaherty July 23, 2014 at 07:22 am
Carl, I often agree with your posts but not this one. The school systems job is to prepare ourRead More children for the future. Whether that be a job or higher education. It is unfortunate that some children has test anxiety but they need to learn how to deal with it. If after completing high school they have a job at McDonald's are you going to tell McDonald's that they cannot work the lunch or dinner rush because it's to stressful on them? If they should get into a good collage are you going to tell there professors that they gets a pass on there senior thesis because they gets stressed from tests? One last thought on Education V Work will there resume state that they will not have to worry about deadlines, meetings or reports because there to stressful and demanding? What is the problem with students studying 110 hours per year for testing? People are tested everyday at work, in fact work could be considered a test of knowledge and how to use that knowledge all day everyday.
Jim Flaherty July 23, 2014 at 09:36 am
Carl, I often agree with your posts but not this one. The school systems job is to prepare ourRead More children for the future. Whether that be a job or higher education. It is unfortunate that some children has test anxiety but they need to learn how to deal with it. If after completing high school they have a job at McDonald's are you going to tell McDonald's that they cannot work the lunch or dinner rush because it's to stressful on them? If they should get into a good collage are you going to tell their professors that they gets a pass on their senior thesis because they gets stressed from tests? One last thought on Education-V-Work will their resume state that they will not have to worry about deadlines, meetings or reports because there to stressful and demanding? What is the problem with students studying 110 hours per year for testing? People are tested everyday at work, in fact work could be considered a test of knowledge and how to use that knowledge all day everyday.
Carl Petersen III July 23, 2014 at 10:57 am
Pressure should not be placed on students because the adults at the school require that the childrenRead More need better test scores. These tests used to be about measuring a student's progress so that their education could be customized. We have moved past that point and it needs to be returned. The 110 hours are wasted when the learning process is moved from processing information to how to do well on a test.
Hydra July 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Carl I doubt you even know where Hudson Wisconsin is. Keep your propaganda out of our state.
Jim Flaherty July 17, 2014 at 06:39 pm
Hudson WI is across the river from the Minneapolis/ Saint Paul Metro area. No geography class whereRead More you went to school I take it?
John Hein July 18, 2014 at 08:10 am
Typo- "Arne Duncan, has proven that he is out of touch with the needs of our students:"Read More "students" should be "teachers"
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