Uncommon Sense

March 20, 2019

Watch the Test Scores, Watch the Test Scores, You Are Getting Very Sleepy

Filed under: Education,Politics — Steve Ruis @ 12:24 pm
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In the age of Trump, distraction has become the primary tool of many politicians. This also applies to charter school advocates.

One reason charter school supporters and promoters dogmatically fixate on pedagogically meaningless test scores is because they do not want to draw any attention to the real underlying problem with charter schools, which is that they are privatized, marketized, corporatized, deregulated, deunionized, non-transparent, pro-competition, political-economic arrangements that siphon billions of public dollars from public schools every year and make rich people even richer while drowning in fraud, corruption, waste, arrests, scandal, and racketeering.

Shawgi Tell


  1. “Test score obsession and public tax dollars for private charter schools are a stain on the soul of America and deeply harmful to its youth. In other words, they f*ckin’ suck!” JFK to his barber, Eddie “Scissor Hands” Dagangio, circa 1961.


    Comment by inspiredbythedivine1 — March 20, 2019 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

  2. If we are to disregard the “pedagogically meaningless test scores”, how do we evaluate the effectiveness of any school system?


    Comment by John Branyan — March 20, 2019 @ 2:46 pm | Reply

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