Barbara Torre Veltri: Location is everything when it comes to teaching to standardized tests
There are 1 comment on the Dallas Morning News story from Apr 13, 2008, titled Barbara Torre Veltri: Location is everything when it comes to teaching to standardized tests. In it, Dallas Morning News reports that:
“I am employed by Garland ISD. I am teaching fifth grade, all subjects. I am happy in my position, but find the conciliation between teaching academics and tests a bit stressing.”
The teaching of our kids is becoming rote, controlled and dull. And right about now, in schools across North Texas, kids are being groomed to take the test - the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. via Dallas Morning News
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#1 Apr 14, 2008
Rote, controlled and dull just about sums it up. Both teachers and students are disappointed with the current direction of public education. Excellence has been redefined as passing the TAKS, much to the detriment of our future society.
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