This morning, I attended a workshop for parents about the Third grade state tests coming up in April 2013. In text - it can be frightening. New York State wants to be the first to test aligned with the Common Core standards but guess what? It's not in the curriculum! That's just genius, right?
The bad news is: Kids won't know how to answer the friggin' questions because they haven't learned it.
The good news is: It's the first year - the test is completely different - so there's nothing to compare it to and everybody passes.
And if you don't really know why our kids are taking the state test - it's for funding. For the schools.
It doesn't go on our kids F.B.I. records or anything, so chill the f*ck out. The latest blog post can be found here...