Wyoming Liberty Group
The Real Cost of High Stakes Testing
There is a real cost being paid every day by children caught up in the high stakes education testing world being advocated for by the “one-size fits-all Common Core Standards, top-down “accountability” educrats out there. This piece by Michelle Malkin examines that cost, both in real dollars, in wasted education opportunities, in a loss of freedom and creativity in the classroom and in the ever-expanding erosion of parental control.
Education policymakers would do well to listen to Wyoming parents calling for an end to high stakes testing, a removal from the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium and a repeal of the Common Core, instead of overpaid education consultants with their fingers in the cookie jar. Wyoming children deserve an opportunity to learn and grow in a world without high stakes tests.