NYS Psychometric Hocus Pocus Explained, posted on August 8, 2016 by Bianca Tanis states,
“The NYS Education Department has an admitted history of inflating and manipulating test scores. Knowing the facts, it would be naïve not to question the State’s testing data. Rather than lash out at the parents asking questions, NYSED should offer a well-reasoned explanation and release all relevant test data.”
With the release of the 2016 standardized test score data, New York State has once again proven that their testing regime is inefficient and ineffective. It was however, very profitable for the “hedgehogs” who sell their tests to the states that are controlled by the federal strong arm of Race To The Top.
The federal government uses irrelevant testing procedures to show how inefficient our current system of education is so that the American public can be quilted into spending more educational tax dollars on supporting their failing system, the very definition of insanity.
Exposing this inadequate system and opting out of testing does not seem to do much good when the American public continues to support a system of education that only enslaves our children to a “middle class” idealism that should not exist in a “free” and “just” society where everyone is supposed to be considered equal in the eyes of the law.
As long as we use education to “prove” that one member of society is “better” than another, we will have failed to properly educate our children.
When we provide every child in America with a free and public, developmentally appropriate education delivered by dedicated, knowledgeable educators, in neighborhood schools, an education that is founded in the Arts, experiential and concentrated on discovering, developing, and directing their gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens, we will no longer need standardized tests to prove the proficiency of our children, they will prove, on their own, that they are proficient in whatever gift or talent God has provided them.
Every child in America deserves the opportunity to discover how important they are to the fabric of this great nation.
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