In my new co-blog The Collaborateurs, I wrote a little bit about testing and race. Here’s a bit:
What’s sometimes missing from this side of the argument is that the effects for students is muchworse than for teachers. Obviously, the teaching profession has a long way to go before we have the right working conditions and respect from society to make this profession more … professional. On the other hand, a few of the people who replied to my thoughts said that it’s teachers, and not students, who get labeled failures when they don’t do well.
How can we say that children don’t get labeled failures? At least most of us have a degree to fall back on, if not an advanced degree, and perhaps another job they can take up in case this job fail.