President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways than just exam results. Too much testing makes education boring for kids, he said.
We don't want to "bore" students?
Then I guess Obama wants us to cut back on boring subjects like math and science and spelling, too.
I'm sure the administration would rather grade our students and schools on such measures as "self esteem" and "pride".
We need to keep this guy away from our kids' education!
P.S. - What Obama doesn't want is objective neutral universal achievement and results oriented tests for schools and teachers. Obama would rather use subjective variable measures that protect the cronies and do nothings with political connections and union contracts.