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This Is Not A Test

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I can’t help but laugh whenever I read one of these stories.

President Hussein said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways. Too much testing makes education boring for kids, he said.

“Too often what we have been doing is using these tests to punish students,” the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher told students and parents at a town hall hosted by the Univision Spanish-language television network at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C.

The Muslim Wookie Fucker, who is pushing a rewrite of the nation’s education law that would ease some of its rigid measurement tools, said policymakers should find a test that “everybody agrees makes sense” and administer it in less pressure-packed atmospheres, potentially every few years instead of annually.

At the same time, Kenya’s Favorite Son said, schools should be judged on criteria other than student test performance, including attendance rate.

Why do I laugh? Because every time I read one of these stories, I can’t help but remember when the better half was off applying to Ph.D. programs and repeatedly being denied. And just why was she being denied? Because of her lower-than-average GRE score.

Never mind the fact her grades were in the high 3.0s, she had real-word experience and was on the way to graduating with a M.A. Several academics flat-out told her all they do is look at the GRE Scores. Now you might say, “But kkk, maybe there were more qualified candidates.” Well if that’s the case, then how come her much less qualified foreign classmates got into the same programs?

I’ve often heard academics whine about testing, yet they are just as guilty of doing the same thing when it comes to admissions.

For the record, not getting into a Ph.D. program was one of the best things that every happened to Mrs. kkk — and that’s coming from her.

Other people from her Masters’ program got into Ph.D. programs with worse grades and zero experience, but their GRE scores were average. Every time I hear about academics whine about testing in government schools, this memory pops into my noggin’.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm

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