My six year old, 1st grader is going to do her third day in a row of standardized testing tomorrow.
She asked me tonight why she has to take those tests.
I, myself, am a teacher so I knew the answers… ‘um, sweetie, so testing corporations can get rich…’
No, no… I didn’t have the heart to tell her the truth.
So, I told her to do well for her teacher’s sake.
I said it was like giving the teacher a thank you at the end of each year.
I thought it a pretty good answer, considering Florida just passed a bill into law holding teacher contracts yearly based on test scores.
She didn’t like my answer.
“Why can’t we just make her cookies instead?”
From the mouth of babes... . http://www.awakethestate.com/ .