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"Employers say ‘Send us someone who can think, we can train them,’” she said. “In today’s era of high stakes testing and accountability, schools are drilling and killing our kids with facts students don’t retain. We have to reconfirm our commitment to teach our students how to think about skills and content. "
I’m always frustrated by this particular line. As if the schools have a choice in the matter, when standardized testing is a mandate handed down from state and federal governments. Yes, it’s clearly the schools and not the overpaid politicians who know next to nothing about education.world-shaker)