John Oliver: Standardized Testing Gets an F

↑ Seattle-area education blogger Melissa Westbrook calls this segment “a thing of beauty.”

John Oliver took on the insanity of No Child Left Behind’s standardized tests and “accountability system” last night. The occasion? Every junior at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle opted out of the Smarter Balanced tests last month. Juniors at Garfield High School in Seattle also boycotted the tests.

“The only other thing that an entire class of juniors has managed to agree on is that The Scarlet Letter could be told much simpler with emojis.”

Oh, and did we mention?


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