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A Student Perspective on ‘Teaching to the Test’

by Alexis Butcher Problem As a result of the federal No Child Left Behind law(NCLB) in 2002, schools have had to become “accountable.” This has resulted in requiring all schools to test students in grades 2-12 in reading, math, and science. Each state chooses its own test and standards for proficiency. Schools that don’t show … Continue reading

Protect & Deceive?

“All children have to be deceived if  they are to grow up without trauma” -Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go Do you agree with Ishiguro? Which is more traumatic, being deceived as a child and learning about it later? Or not being deceived, and dealing with some harsh realities about the world at a very … Continue reading

Hemingway-esque?

There is a new app that will make your writing bold and clear like Ernest Hemingway. The app ( http://www.hemingwayapp.com) essentially highlights sentences that you need to either shorten or simplify. Let us know: Do you like or hate the idea? Is technology going to far in its effort to make life easier? Or is this … Continue reading

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