My son is a straight “A” student. However, I feel he is not learning as much as he should because so much time is being spent on testing instead of instruction. I know he can do so much more. I feel we (the community in general) should guide our children and reassure them that they are capable of so much. I think our school system should be doing the same thing – but not through testing – through learning, instruction and developing teacher\student relationships. Testing does none of that. My wife and I have started to seek classes or enrichment tutors outside of school because we feel he can soak up so much more at this time in his life that testing is stifling.
Parent Feb. 24, 2016