A teacher shares his submission to
the NY Times, on what he calls their “poorly written and researched editorial which shows they have no clue about the purpose of the Opt Out Movement, among other things in education.”
“I’m a Teacher, and as such, must respond to today’s editorial in the Times, “Opting Out of Standardized Tests Isn’t the Answer.” In this era of high stakes testing, anyone taking a position against these tests could be subject to dire consequences.
The Times Editorial Board has much to learn about testing and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), both of which are lauded in the editorial. The Times falsely claims that annual testing, especially in grades 3-8, “could damage educational reform.” Further, the Times also provides a misleading statement about the effect of this parental boycott on CCSS, stating “The standards offer the best hope for holding school districts…
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