Retired Teacher Laments Growth Of Standardized Testing

Lisa Haver, a retired teacher and co-founder of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools, writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer(2/4) that standardized testing has become too important in US schools, saying “no country in the world conducts more standardized testing,” and in response now “a growing number of parents...are refusing to let their children participate.” That “is the subject of the new documentary ‘Standardized: Lies, Money and Civil Rights – How Testing Is Ruining Public Education.’” Haver describes the film and quotes one parent calling testing “state-sanctioned child abuse.”