The doctor told me not to take “Allegra” anymore because my body is not reacting to it; it has become immune to it.
Maybe this is what is happening in schools around the country with this “testing business”. Maybe children should stop taking “tests” because their minds have become unreceptive to them. Does it make sense?
Not so long ago, tests were view by students with a kind of reverence and fear. Children and parents prepared for them, now they qualify them as “tedious and monotonous”. It is liken a decade ago many people complained about television shows as violent, gore; “please stop the violence” they pleaded. No one listened. Now, my sixth grade students tolerate it very well, or does it face them? My description of gore is totally different from theirs. Maybe they have become invulnerable to it.
Learning for me is a joyful process, every tiny part of my body is engaged in it with the anticipation of discovery…The “aha” moment. The testing culture is extinguishing the joy of learning from the students’ hearts.
What a crime!