The Miasma of Standardized Tests

The testing frenzy and the ‘one size fits all’ mentality have coagulated the venues of learning and education. It brings to mind “Harrison Bergeron”, the short story by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., first published in October 1961.
Only bureaucrats, politicians, opportunists, robber baron philanthropists, and seat-warming administrators would think up the kind of test-based education formula that is being thrust at the future of our society. We do not need any more incentive for institutional fraud.

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