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    The stress and anxiety created on the students from this constant testing cannot be overemphasized. It is one thing for a teacher to be constantly evaluating student progress, but it is quite something else to use this as feedback for students or as feedback to evaluate teacher skill.

    This sort of nonsense will eventually lead to rampant cheating. Perhaps someone should consult with Michelle Rhee about whether cheating is a byproduct of non-stop high-stakes objective assessments.

    The school deform movement that is pushing this crap has only been able to go so far by turning society against teachers. Parents must be reminded of the many negative impacts this will have on their children. And it won't just be the poor urban youth (i.e., minorities) affected, because these same state-mandated tests will eventually creep in until every school throughout the state is paying its mandated fees to Pearson or one of the other Republican testing conglomerates.

    Don't forget that most men with nothing would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich than face the reality of being poor. - John Dickinson ("1776")

    by banjolele on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 09:12:32 AM PDT

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