Sunday, January 20, 2013

Kid B

Following on from the power of the word YET - here is what happens when the government policies on education and the impact of high stakes testing and standardisation happens to kid b.

If you have 6 minutes - watch.  It is a powerful example of how as educators we have the power to really change and/or make a difference in the lives of the students we encounter and how the modern educator is so hamstrung by the accountability to the ever changing landscape of government policies which seem to lose sight of what is trying to be achieved.  Outcomes and accountability are all very well and good, but I am afraid that the intrinsic humanity and dignity of learning and the learners seem to get lost in the paperwork and process.  Good policy would see the right outcomes be achieved without the extraneous BS that goes with it.

Putting the soapbox in storage for a another day.

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