Arguments Against Standardized Testing

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America’s education system has been an issue for quite awhile now, many students have complained on how they are taught on a daily basis. As a high school student who has been in three different American public schools, education is not what is going on inside. From students not even showing up to them showing up not caring can lead back to the way we are being taught. We are bored and tired of taking pointless tests with pointless information. We need to have excitement in education again and continuously having tests is not the way to do that. Standardized testing is known to lead to extreme levels of stress, limited education, and not necessarily evaluating the student's knowledge correctly, all of which can be solved by a change in how …show more content…

When evaluating educators and students they do not take in account a lot of important aspects, an example being creativity. The teachers cannot teach to teach. They are limited to guidelines. Being forced to shoved hours of information into students faces just so they can pass and have a paycheck next year. When many say they want to be a teacher I do not think that is what they had in mind. On the other side of things students are left without learning quality traits such as creativity and critical thinking. Because things are so by the books there is no time to let student to find their interests and strengths. It’s like an assembly line in the 1950s, we are all doing the same thing with no originality all together. Kids should be encouraged to learn what they are passionate about and be themselves but instead we force them to learn things they interested …show more content…

Yes, in some cases competition is good however, we have taken it to the extreme. Just like everything else in the world everything is good in moderation. Academic competition has pushed students to work harder and explore farther into their education. As well as at a young age it teaches them students the cope with failure and losing sometimes. Small disappointments teach children to become more resilient, according to child psychologist Tamar Chansky in her book "Freeing your Child from Negative Thinking". However, too much academic competition can lead to fear, stress, disappointed, and anxiety. When schools focus too much winning in their district the purpose of education gets lost within the school. School focus on weaving out the bad and forcing the best just so they can say they are the best in the state. Instead of focusing on education they have become consumed with trying to look the best to parents without telling the parents of how they got the

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