Teachable Moments: Over-Tested Zombies Are Invading My Classroom
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“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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