Re: The Longest Thread Ever v28
By "mandatory testing" I'm assuming she means standardized testing, like the STAR (which is a total joke), and I agree that such standardized testing proves nothing. Hell, all you do is review for two or three days in advance, which completely disrupts the teaching curriculum, and then take the test over the course of a week. If you pass it or score incredibly well, whoop-dee-doo, colleges don't care. If you fail it or score poorly, big fucking whoop, just means the school gets minus x dollars in their funding. Piss poor way of determining whether a school should get federal funding. I'd think over an hour of recess would be more distracting than helpful, but that's just me. Got nothing to say about Portugal because that sounds like a dandy system to me, and only reason the US can't just imprison the "banksters" is because they own the politicians. So that's not gonna happen, ever.