Our current day and age reveals public school students boycotting standardized testing while federal Common Core invasions are occurring on a local level. Controversial profits are made off children’s backs, who must steadfastly fill in the tedious dots in the classroom. Actual learning seems to be increasingly irrelevant, even as “mid-course corrections” are requested. Even so, The Daily Iowan wanted homeschoolers to stay in middle of that messy business with continued standardized testing.
My solution would be to follow the revolt against the No Child Left Behind federal initiation of standardized testing and stop the onslaught for all children. But even more radical than the currently proposed change of allowing homeschooling parents to administer required tests – stop this testing craziness for privately and public educated children. Since Iowa legislators want education reform, they should be in the forefront of getting back to the basics of learning and not teaching to the test.
Editorial: Regulation of homeschooling should not be removed (more…)