Seattle Teacher Says Tests Kill Learning

When it's time each spring for Carl Chew to give his Seattle sixth-graders the federally required standardized tests, he can feel their anxiety. They complain about stomachaches, they get sick and some of them just start to cry. Even the straight-A students. For both teachers and young children, the annual Washington Assessment of Student Learning test creates an atmosphere "rife with fear," the science teacher at Nathan Eckstein Middle School told "The WASL is presented in...Full Story
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