Diane Ravitch Quotes: Anyone Who Truly Cares About Children

Anyone Who Truly Cares About Children Must Be Repelled By The Insistence On Ranking Them, Rating Them, And Labeling Them. Whatever The Tests Measure Is Not The Sum And Substance Of Any Child. The Tests Do Not Measure Character, Spirit, Heart, Soul, Potential. When Overused And Misused, When Attached To High Stakes, The Tests Stifle The Very Creativity And Ingenuity That Our Society Needs Most. Creativity And Ingenuity Stubbornly Resist Standardization. Tests Should Be Used Sparingly To Help Students And Teachers, Not To Allocate Rewards And Punishments And Not To Label Children And Adults By Their Scores.
— Diane Ravitch —

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