Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Standardized Testing
We have all taken the tests. We have all sweated because of the tests. We have all complained about the tests. We have all wondered why we ever needed to take any of them... The data now shows that we are actually right! John Oliver, who is quickly becoming the new Jon Stewart, talks about how our Presidents are promoting a system that is not only failing our kids, but also our teachers.
So why is this continuing? Simple: money. There is a lot of money behind standardized testing. My friend just mentioned this to me, and I kind of scoffed at it. But then John Oliver mentioned some of the numbers behind this huge industry, and well it seems like she was right... So what should we do to make our students catch up to the rest of the world? If we were to get rid of standardized testing, what should we do?