Noam Chomsky on standardized testing and its effect on students

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“The assessment itself is completely artificial,” Chomsky asserts. “It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential . . . It’s turning us into individuals who devote our lives to achieving a rank.”

 

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  1. Ranking students restricts teachers’ creativity. It restricts individualized instruction and I believe it changes the mindset of young children. “Education is developing your own creativity and potential.” I couldn’t agree with this statement more. It is a philosophy to teach by. When will we get to a place in which every child is allowed an education like the one Chomsky describes?

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