From Gerald Bracey, here's a great list of things that AREN'T on the bubble tests our kids are taking:
- critical thinking
- sense of beauty
- sense of wonder
Anyone want to argue that these are less important than regurgitating decontextualized fact nuggets on a standardized assessment?
Anyone want to argue that schools shouldn't be teaching these?
Anyone want to argue that these are not being crowded out in favor of increased emphases on fact nugget regurgitation?
No? No? No? No? Then why, again, are we doing what we're doing?