The last day of the SBA test for my school was this past Friday. There may be a few makeups and loose ends to tie… but for all sakes and purposes we all made it through another Hurricane Season. The “Testing Coordinator” for our school, a teacher who maintained her real job during the storm, ripped the testing schedule into tiny pieces in celebration as a handful of us looked on. The pressure this test creates in our schools is indescribable. The time it steals from real and joyful learning even more tragic.
And the silencing of the teachers … is loud.
One teacher expressed on their personal Facebook page:
“Right now in our state hundreds of thousands of students and tens of thousands of educators are engaged in giving or taking a test. None of those adults or students involved – and the students are as young as eight – may ever…
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