Standardized testing is awful, mostly because humans are as unique as snowflakes!
It really does feel like school is no longer about learning and learning to love learning. It's about preparing to pass challenging, poorly written standardized tests.
Even comedian Louis C.K. was clearly upset by this, taking to twitter to vent his frustrations with Common Core's standardized testing.
Common Core's latest victim is Alyssa McKinney, an 8th grader from Huntsville, Alabama.
She was given in-school suspensions TWICE by administrators after refusing to take the tests.
Alyssa refused a third time and got an out-of-school suspension.
In Alabama, a parent can write in so their kids can opt out of testing. Alyssa's mom has sent in a written notice that her daughter will be opting out of future testing.
Something really needs to be done about these tests. The government uses them to determine where school funding goes so they're still super important.
That needs to change. All it takes is a couple of students (and their consenting parents) to start taking a stand against standardized testing!
Viva la revolución!
[Image via WAAY-TV.]
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