Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Noted Author Sally Gardner on British Standardized Education

From the BBC:
"Wouldn't it be good if we could let teachers do what they do best - teach. Not judge each child on a series of standardized exams. Let schools embrace, not exclude, those like me with a different way of thinking.
"Stop praising literacy with one hand and closing libraries with the other. Let librarians be free to do what they do best: encourage a lifelong love of reading in every child, even the ones without a hope of ever getting an A star."
Meanwhile, across the "pond", high stakes standardized testing has driven the vitality and creativity out of American classrooms once the envy of education systems across the World.

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