Thursday, March 29, 2012

Commenters in a Silly Tizzy Over Testing Topic Ban – SchoolBook

Commenters in a Silly Tizzy Over Testing Topic Ban – SchoolBook:


Commenters in a Silly Tizzy Over Testing Topic Ban



 By MARY ANN GIORDANO
With all that there is to be outraged about when it comes to public education and the fate of American children, the Internet is having a silly fit about a clause in a request for proposals sent out by the New York City Department of Education, listing 50 topics it wants the companies that make student tests to avoid.
The New York Post reported earlier this week that the city has submitted a list of subject areas from which it wants to protect students. Among them: space creatures, vermin, dinosaurs, birthdays.
According to The Associated Press:
The Department of Education included the list in a recently issued request for proposals to create the tes

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