"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Why the test boycott

Sent to the Guardian, May 1, 2016

Barbara Ellen assumes that parents who opt their children out of tests are opposed to all assessment ("Time children learned a life lesson at school," April 30). Not true. The opt-out parents in the UK (and in the USA) are not against all testing. They are opposed to excessive and unnecessary testing based on inappropriate standards.
Stephen Krashen
original article: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/barbaraellen

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