The increase in testing and "learning to test" is one of the many reasons my children are now homeschooled. They came home exhausted not from active energetic days but exhausted from mentally draining drills. My 12 and 6 year old started having extreme anxieties regarding school and testing. When my 1st grader told me about 4 tests in one week that was enough. My children need to be children. I have seen the love of learning sucked right out of them through this method of so called "education.
Parent Feb. 24, 2016