Suggestion Box: A thought for the new school year

With school under way, here’s a thought: Teachers, administrators and, hell, even federal education bureaucrats—you take the achievement tests used to judge schools. We don’t suggest this as punishment. We mean it as perspective: So you’ll more viscerally grasp the fear and loathing a fifth-grader feels when she cracks open this thing. So everyone realizes just what it means to have too much depend on a stressed kid taking a test. If this is how we’re going to measure schools, everyone should understand the yardstick.


Previous Discussion:

  • The sex educator and owner of Detroit's Spectrum boutique brings her humor and expertise to AVN.

  • “Compared to my Ohio life, people are more positive here, more responsive to literary things.”

  • “We break down all the barriers that led them to become homeless, so they can become self-sufficient and sustain on their own.”

  • Get More As We See It Stories
Top of Story