Scary and Wrong — The Ends of Education

No, AMPS isn’t taking advertisements,  I just wanted to point out how ridiculous the idea expressed in this one is. And note it isn’t just the Iowa Assessments, MMSD has bought the ACT/EPASS/EXPLORE program based on the same pitch.

” College and Career Readiness” as “revealed” by standardized tests starting in 6th grade.  Is this the end of education in that  goal and yard stick are test based ” College and Career Readiness”?  If so then it is the end of education for citizenship and  full and rich life.

Caveat — I know that some good can come from monitoring where students are in relation to where they will/should be going.

Thomas J. Mertz

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