@The Heartsmith, yep
@The Heartsmith, if you research some examples of crazy good teachers out there, they actually get the kids thinking in a better way about whatever it is they're learning. Somewhere along the line, they learn way more than they needed for the test and the test becomes trivial to them.
It's not the test's fault. Tests very much help a teacher get a grip on whether or not their student understands stuff. But yeah, basing funding on test performance tends to emphasize test performance more than post-test learning.
There's plenty wrong with education in the US. We'll get through it. Or we won't.
Hell yes weeds is an amazing show
Guys, remember weeds?
If that's all you want to get from school then sure lol. If you actually want to learn something and get something out of it then don't be a lazy sob and show some effort.
@QuinnB, Judging by the picture the kid is probably in middle school. What the kids said applies to pretty much all elementary, middle and high schools. I put a bunch of effort in school, but for most of my years I just learned straight bs. Only time I would ever use most knowledge was on the standardized tests.
@K1lgore, Heeeeell yeah
@K1lgore, you never know, maybe one day I'll actually need to graph a cosine function in real life
@K1lgore, well at least we know that mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell
Well, shjt, ya got me there