Monday, April 7, 2008

Tom Chapin's Protest Song: It's Not on the Test

This is a wonderful commentary from singer-songwriter Tom Chapin on the end-of-year tests that students and their teachers are now focusing on. In addition to core subjects that have been virtually eliminated from the curriculum (like social studies), art, music, drama and author/illustrator visits are almost things of the past.

What kind of society are we creating here? Anyone like to chime in?

Thanks to Lee Wilson at Education Business Blog for his post on this song.

1 comment:

charlene said...

"Rational discourse was not on the test." Great lyrics, but what a sad scene in our schools. Thanks for the post - lots to think about (that none of us will be tested on later). CB