My philosophy of education is that Learning is Fun. I don’t understand why the public school system has made learning so boring and that everyone must teach to the test.
I am very concerned that so many students do not know how to read, write and do grade level math. If students are not educated to the basics, why would we be surprised as a nation that so many people end up in prison.,We have students who lack appropriate job skills. Are we “dumbing” down the curriculum, so more kids can pass? That is not a long term solution.
In my opinion, no one seems to like the STARR except the company that makes and administers the test. I do not see the test being used diagnostically. The scores that a school sees after the end of the year aren’t even helpful to the teachers. I don’t see how any school uses the information to teach better the next year.