The name you have chosen for yourself is extemely apropos!<quoted text>
You have no idea what's going on in those schools, you really think kids care about these tests? My neighbor is an 8th grade teacher at Boro and she told me that three students finished the science test in less then 26 minutes. That's really putting their best effort into it huh? Until the kids are accountable these tests mean nothing
These are multiple choice exams. Students that study well typically will either know the answer or they won't. The ones they're unsure about they'll use instinct & deductive reasoning. They'll finish relatively fast.
Students that didn't prepare very well will of course struggle. They use instinct & logical deduction too, but in the end they're forced to do a lot of guesswork. They usually take all the time available.
These problems are the same old problems we chose to face, or not. These problems are the same old problems our parents and granparents chose to face, or not.
No, the problem is NOT in our students.
The common denominator for all students is that the bar of expectations has been quietly but very systematically lowered by each respective state. In order to attempt to mask the gawd-awful sludgepit that IS the (overall) state of America's public schools, dominating liberal leadership consistantly works to pacify, satiate and mislead We The Sheeple by adorning school buildings virtually everywhere with senseless "EXCELLENT" banners.