Congress is busy working on leaving “No Child Left Behind” behind. Teachers hate that “teaching to the test” stuff, so I drew this today.
The Bush era law mandated that all school kids should be reading and doing math at their grade level by now – well, that won’t happen – the solution? Throw out the law requiring such crazy stuff. But keep all the crazy testing. hmm. I draw something like this every couple of years when this topic gets hot, as it does bi-annually. Here’s a nice one on standardized testing and employment that I drew back in 2007.
Things don’t change much. President Bush just loved the standardized testing. I drew this when “No Child Left Behind” passed …
Obama and his Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, love standardized testing just as much as George W. Bush.
We’ll surely get rid of “No Child Left Behind” but we won’t be rid of standardized testing. The more things change, the more they stay the same. I suppose I’ll draw this again in a couple of years.