I'm not going to stop talking about it in the real world...specifically - talking about the way it punishes the schools and kids who most need help, and talking about the way that it has turned every discussion in the country to a discussion of test scores as if a score was the ultimate goal of education anyway. But it's time to get back to education. It's time for me to start writing about what I know best - students, learning, and the good things about being a teacher.
But not today...I'm too tired and I still have to go back to school tonight to run the spotlight for the "Evening with Dickens" program.
Teaching is more than testing. School is more than testing. Is anyone listening?