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  •  Human development is a personal process... (2+ / 0-)
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    Lonely Texan, kurt

    that is best directed by an individual human being, even a young one, on their own behalf.  Standardized education means that instead of the learner directing their own education, far-away bureaucrats are telling them what to learn, when to learn, where to learn, how to learn and from who.

    IMO the state's role in education should be facilitative, not directive by standardizing and regimenting the educational process.

    Cooper Zale Los Angeles

    by leftyparent on Sun May 13, 2012 at 10:00:45 AM PDT

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    •  We musn't confuse... (2+ / 0-)
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      Sparhawk, Neuroptimalian

      ....standardized education with standardized testing.

      I'm against standardized education. I all want parents to have many different learning options for their kids. (Rich families already have many options -- public, private, charter, or even home Schools.)

      Standardized testing just checks to make sure that the kids learned something. What method they use (phonics, sight-reading, New Math, etc.) should be between the teacher and the parents.

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