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I totally disagree. Public education has just suffered a 20% loss of revenue all across the US. No run of the mill private enterprise could even exist with that kind of cut.
This has been so devastating to the point that many knowledgeable observors are referring to today's students as the "Lost Generation". Some of our congresspeople are waking up and calling for an emergency bailout of public education in the same manner that we bailed out the banksters. Another wonderful idea is a small fee out of every wall street transaction to go to pay for public education deficits. Would you support that idea? I do.
PS Random testing is just a statistical approach. The reporting would still be the same and would result in the same teaching to the stupid test.
The construction industry is down 90%.........Should I go on The auto industry .
How many people work for the school system that is not in a classroom every day?
What portion of the budget do they get paid
No random testing is not ..
How can you teach kids to pass a test that you have never seen .
As a teacher you are in the dark about the test .
The same questions never appear twice.
You have no idea what subjects will be tested.
You have no idea when the test will be given.
The test does not ask what is 5 + 4 It ask how to you figure out what 5+4 is
Why are there 13 stripes on the flag?
Water is comprised of two elements List them .
Random testing with random test show what the students really have absorbed from the class