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2013-02-19 Home Front: Culture Wars
Chicago Teachers Union demands end of standardized testing
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Posted by Fred 2013-02-19 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [592 views ]  Top

#1 "Why should WE work for our pay?"
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-19 01:43||   2013-02-19 01:43|| Front Page Top

#2 Why am I not surprised?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-02-19 05:02||   2013-02-19 05:02|| Front Page Top

#3 The answer is to get the government out of teaching!

It's a total failure.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-02-19 05:48||   2013-02-19 05:48|| Front Page Top

#4 perhaps instead the students could be evaluated on the logic and spelling in their tweets and text messages
Posted by lord garth 2013-02-19 05:49||   2013-02-19 05:49|| Front Page Top

#5 Please add government "means testing" to the prohibition. :-)
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-19 06:50||   2013-02-19 06:50|| Front Page Top

#6 Fire 'em all and replace them with the first x number of names in the phone book. Couldn't be worse and would likely be better.
Posted by Spot 2013-02-19 07:57||   2013-02-19 07:57|| Front Page Top

#7 No need for testing. No need for teaching. No need for anyone to hire the output of today's Chicago public school system.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-02-19 08:10||   2013-02-19 08:10|| Front Page Top

#8 The only testing that should be done is the testing of the marketplace when the kiddies leave school.

You got a good job that you wanted? You pass.
You can't get hired for anything more complicated than asking "want fries with that"? You failed.

Posted by Alanc 2013-02-19 08:32||   2013-02-19 08:32|| Front Page Top

#9 Opposition to standardized tests put teachers unions at odds with reformers on the left. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lost a merit pay battle with the CTU in September.

Irony at its finest. No wonder the home schooling movement keeps growing. One can't trust public education.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-19 08:37||   2013-02-19 08:37|| Front Page Top

#10 Of course the military uses standardize tests in their school systems. They seem satisfied with the tool in accessing student progress. Of course, in their environment 'Go - No Go' training can have a terminal effect out in practice.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-19 09:01||   2013-02-19 09:01|| Front Page Top

#11 No tests? That's like having a football or basketball game without a score. Why bother? For unions, teachers and students, the work is much easier by not bothering with testing. However, when the student gets out, someone is going to have to evaluate their capabilities/performance somewhere down the line. Imagine a pilot, brain surgeon, ship's captain, welder, construction worker, engineer, soldier, teacher, etc. not having any checks along the way in his/her education; CHAOS.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-19 09:20||   2013-02-19 09:20|| Front Page Top

#12 Indoctrinating children with Marx just cannot be tested.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-02-19 10:00||   2013-02-19 10:00|| Front Page Top

#13 Indoctrinating children with Marx just cannot be tested.

If only it were Marx.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-02-19 10:07||   2013-02-19 10:07|| Front Page Top

#14 Hmmm, teachers going on strike?

Reminds me of the philosophers' strike in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The only difference is the philosophers were actually doing something.
Posted by Bill Clinton 2013-02-19 10:40||   2013-02-19 10:40|| Front Page Top

#15 No need for testing. No need for teaching. No need for anyone to hire the output of today's Chicago public school system.

Somehow I think the taxpayers will end up being the employer of choice.
Posted by lotp 2013-02-19 10:56||   2013-02-19 10:56|| Front Page Top

#16 "But here we are at a time in the world, the information age, the age of technology, and yet 30% of people who enter high school in this country do not graduate. 44% of people who start a four-year college program do not finish it in four years. What is that about? Think back to a darker time in this our history. Two hundred years ago when slavery was going on it was illegal to educate a slave, particularly to teach them to read. Why do you think that was? Because when you educate a man, you liberate a man." World Renowned African America Neurosurgeon Ben Carson - National Prayer Breakfast

Hussein and his Marxist comrades intends to enslave the people of America. No better place to start than to replace knowledge with socialist dogma in the minds of our children.
Posted by Dino Shomomp7692 2013-02-19 11:12||   2013-02-19 11:12|| Front Page Top

Posted by Nero 2013-02-19 14:52||   2013-02-19 14:52|| Front Page Top

#18 Nero, ya wanna put a warning on that, NSFV (not safe for viewing)?
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-19 15:20||   2013-02-19 15:20|| Front Page Top

#19 Ching batto unt mighty pension.

Uh uh uh uh uhhh.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-19 16:14||   2013-02-19 16:14|| Front Page Top

#20 Nero---she has wintered well.....
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-02-19 16:27||   2013-02-19 16:27|| Front Page Top

#21  nero - talking about busting Fred's bandwidth - you shattered it!
Posted by illeagle 2013-02-19 16:40||   2013-02-19 16:40|| Front Page Top

#22 LOL AP, never get in front of school teacher in a free buffet line. You may trust me completely in this matter.
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-19 16:42||   2013-02-19 16:42|| Front Page Top

#23 Shipman, the equivalent of getting between a camera and a politician?
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-19 17:02||   2013-02-19 17:02|| Front Page Top

#24 Fire 'em all and replace them with the first x number of names in the phone book.

Some teachers support these policies but make no mistake – many don’t. This about Unions NOT teachers.
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-02-19 19:47||   2013-02-19 19:47|| Front Page Top

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