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Sunday, July 22, 2012

We Don't Need Career Testing for Third Graders or Kindergartners.

This Truth in American Education post on its Facebook page is a perfect follow up to our last posting about the sad state of education and its emphasis on assessing children for workforce needs, rather than for childrens' innate abilities:

ACT has developed a career test for third graders -http://bit.ly/OaiZOQ and next they want to develop one for kindergartners - http://huff.to/NI3GkK we should be inspiring kids, not pegging them for a particular career. 

Oops.  Looks as if these girls are having fun and being creative.  That's not allowed in the assessments. 

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