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September 9, 2013

CUMMINS: Every classroom is a one-room school


 Testing students is big now. How do we know what they’ve learned without testing and re-testing them?  Therefore, teachers teach answers to tests, not children. Their job depends on it.

Visit a local school and see what’s going on there. If the principal looks frazzled and mean, go no further. But if he smiles at you, then his teachers are probably smiling — and the children, too.

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