Today, had a fun afternoon, appearing at the Bedford public TV station to record a show. It was a panel on education, with moderator Valerie Rushanan, an education blogger. We also had a top-flight teacher, and an education expert. What was I doing on this august panel? Representing the viewpoint of the concerned parent, and the voice of the kids.
We were there to discuss the standardized testing so prevalent and critical in our school systems. Is it of value? Do we put too much emphasis on it? What information does it give us? Is there anything else we could do in place of it?
So it was a good exchange of information, but we were not able to solve all the ills of our school system. Would be worth watching, though, as a starting point. Will let you know when it is available for watching.