Too much focus on testing, says AISK

Too much focus on testing, says AISK

There are 2 comments on the Jamaica Observer story from Feb 14, 2012, titled Too much focus on testing, says AISK. In it, Jamaica Observer reports that:

EXECUTIVES of the American International School of Kingston believe that public schools are administering too many tests on the nation's children, and should instead focus on good teaching and the encouragement of independent thought to improve learning.

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Tyrone Knibbs

United States

#1 Feb 14, 2012
Jamaicans, remember where America is placed within the world's academics, look at the source. Jamaica has always produced highly intelligent students mostly because of the solid education system we have at home, so when you hear things like, " instead focus on good teaching and the encouragement of independent thought to improve learning" that is a BIG joke. Nothing has changed, Jamaica still produce some of the smartest students internationally. I think what's missing or dissipating is the pride felt being Jamaican. We as a people cannot afford to lose our sense or pride of greatness, uniqueness, this is who we are,this is what makes us a great nation.We are represented throughout the entire world, seriously, there's not a place on earth where people don't know about our beautiful Jamaica. We are know, surprisingly by many has very hard, intelligent workers, some, because of the athletes and music we produce. Stand proud My Jamaica, we are truly unique, intelligent, hard working people. Our educational system ranks high internationally, so do our people. It would be very foolish to take stock into anything others have to say about our system, especially when thier system is far inferior to our. Stand up Jamaica, stand up and be counted.

Kingston, Jamaica

#2 Apr 1, 2012
Inferior how look at the list of world ranks we see Trinidad and Tobago but no Jamaica and guess what among the top is the USA.

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