Teachable Moments: Over-Tested Zombies Are Invading My Classroom

“Testing and privatization are both bad for education and for democracy.”

Mary Tedrow, an English teacher from Virginia, explains how the American education system’s irrational fixation on over-testing, coupled with intense privatization, has demoralized teachers, hollowed out classroom instruction, and silenced student engagement.


Teachable Moments is an ETT Weekly/website-feature highlighting labour, education, and politics-themed quotes from the past and present, with the goal to engage and inform.

 
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