Sunday, 17 May 2009

Q: Who Holds the Reins in U.S. Education?

A: Something called the "College Board," apparently.

Just read a very interesting (and troubling) article here about the changes being made to the AP Latin curriculum by a standardized testing organization with far too much power.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have nothing but the greatest disdain for standardized testing, and view it as a criminally obtuse means of attempting to gauge a student's comprehension of a given subject matter. When the test writers get to start determining what the students learn, there's something gravely wrong.

Don't even get me started on the SATs and the GREs.

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