High stakes testing, CCSS, charter schools, etc. have the stated mission of “preparing students to successfully compete in today’s world marketplace.”
This is insanity. This is destructive for the child and the nation.
John Goodland discusses this in his Educational Leadership interview.
“We have convinced the American people that their kids must prepare for the high-tech economy… What have we done?
It’s interesting that we don’t really value education highly in this country. We value schooling. Schooling is a political entity subject to changing manipulations.”
Schooling that trains for today’s marketplace is a superb goal for corporate growth. It assures cheap, well trained labor.
The Walton family members – the incredibly wealthy Walmart heirs who pay their employees poor wages which assure that all taxpayers pay for their employees’ food stamps – are heavily invested in charters and online educational endeavors. This proves how very valuable training children for today’s…
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