The discourse surrounding No Child Left Behind has now reached 83 million hits on Google and 119 million hits on Bing. As I prep for the first day of school, my skilled third grade teachers have testing on their mind. While they take on far too much of the pressure around our state’s response to NCLB, the NECAP, in reality it’s the unintended consequences of testing that is most discouraging.
Folksinger Tom Chapin has created a website, song and video that delivers a not so “tongue-in-cheek” critique of testing. Invite your favorite educator who lives with high-stake testing to give a glance.