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Experience and Thinking

Standardized testing is finally having parents and educators saying, “Just Say No!” Not sure, however, if parents are against ALL testing? Or, if the real concern lies in the way their children are taught in order to prepare for these tests? Then, there is the form these tests take with results measuring the student, teacher, and district alike. This is causing many to wonder the “why” of it?

With our children in mind, this week we’ll consider Dewey’s thought and debate if education through the act of experience, rather than a passive undergoing, is the real story. Bring your jump ropes, clearly, a dicey subject and a lot to discuss!

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