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Standardized Testing Is as Important as Visiting the Doctor

<i>Mark D’Alessio is Manager of communications for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education and Workforce.</i><p>A regular checkup. We …

Standardized Testing

How Schools Are Killing Creativity

I speak about education from an unflattering point of view -- maybe because it is destroying our fascinating, curious minds.<p>I don't claim to be an expert in education. I am still a student and I speak for myself. I believe that students should have a voice in the education system today, because …

Creativity

Don’t Believe the Hype: Standardized Tests Are Good for Children, Families and Schools

A major effort is underway to cut back on standardized testing because many, including President Obama and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, argue that too …

Education

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

If anything makes Americans stand tall internationally it is creativity. “American ingenuity” is admired everywhere. We are not the richest country …

Creativity

The Testing Obsession and the Disappearing Curriculum

Not that long ago, elementary schools were places where students could discover what they were good at, explore the subjects that appealed to them, …