Chicago parents and teachers unite against standardized testing

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Reader story from Feb 6, 2013, titled Chicago parents and teachers unite against standardized testing. In it, Chicago Reader reports that:

Parents of Chicago Public Schools students passed petitions today outside 37 schools, calling for CPS to drastically reduce its reliance on standardized tests.

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grounded in Reality

Nashua, NH

#1 Feb 7, 2013
yea no one wants the whole world to see just how ill-equipped, unprepared these Chicago kids are to handle every math English.

Chicago's over paid teachers union leading the country in mediocre.
Katie Mellish

UK

#2 Feb 8, 2013
grounded in Reality wrote:
yea no one wants the whole world to see just how ill-equipped, unprepared these Chicago kids are to handle every math English.
Chicago's over paid teachers union leading the country in mediocre.
How can your countries teachers be over paid?Just look at what teachers in America have to face,government changing this and changing that.Children turning up for school tooled up or armed up looking for trouble,and if that is not all you have nutters with semi automatics wandering into class rooms shooting children to pieces-GIVE US ALL A BREAK AND GIVE IT A REST.
grounded in Reality

Nashua, NH

#3 Feb 9, 2013
yea they don't want to have the world to what a failure the Chicago dysfunctional ,corrupt union mismanaged public school system is.

testing would show the over paid teachers are just not doing the job, The parents are not doing the job they need to do keeping kids in school helping with homework seeing that assignments are completed, getting tutors to provide remedial instructions for children needing assistance.

Teacher of Chicago are just as lame a police in Chicago dysfunctional inept over paid under preforming failures.

hey do you see a pattern here in Chicago??

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