Sorry for the non-technical, commentary-type post, but I just couldn’t pass on this idiotic site: Students Against Testing.
Their “Mission Statement” reads “SAT is a nationwide network of young people who resist high stakes standardized testing and support real-life learning.” Hmmm … check out some of the “real life” experiences they boast about on their site:
- 200 students in Illinois deliberately filled in wrong answers on the English and Math tests in spring of 2000 – ooh, that must have taken some effort
- East Chapel Hill High School juniors, organized by student government, refused to take a practice exam, leading one student to doodle protest cartoons on the test – future congressman?
- Of the 290 8th graders in upscale Scarsdale, NY supposed to take the test, only 95 did – Must have been an upscale grammar exam.
- Annelise Schantz, the valedictorian of her high school class in Hudson, MA, denounced the state’s high stakes test while the governor sat on the stage – Just so long as she didn’t attempt to lead them in prayer…
Like we need more evidence that the inmates are running our post-modern asylum! Did any of these students think that they might have to deal with various tests downline? Jimminy Christmas, of all the stupid causes.
Tests happen. Deal with them.