I believe in having high academic expectations, but the Common Core (one of the newest controversies concerning standardized testing) is taking that waaaaay too far, and is completely alienating students from actual learning. This blog post (I didn’t write it!) does an excellent job of explaining and illustrating why it is so very destructive:
We’re talking (good) kids contemplating suicide over the stress and anxiety they feel because of a test. That’s wrong.
We simply can’t (any longer) ignore
the havoc caused by the Common Core!