Governor McCrory is clearly getting on the campaign horse as evidenced by this touchy-feely video on education. Near the end of the video, McCrory makes the following statement:
“The biggest piece of feedback that I hear from teachers is, ‘they’re not letting us teach anymore. We’re just giving tests.’. We’re gonna.. we’re gonna end this duplication of testing. Which neither helps the students nor allows the teacher to teach.”
Parents, check out the testing calendar for North Carolina.
I live in Wake County, so here is that calendar. Mind you, I’ve already written about the 95 some-odd assessments and tests given to third graders in our county. See the bottom half of this article for more on those 95 assessments.
So, if testing is allegedly going to be whittled down, then why is North Carolina still a member of the Common Core high stakes testing consortium known as the SBAC?
Remember folks, Governor McCrory is all on Common Core.
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) December 11, 2014
Common Core has assessments already embedded in it, as I’ve shown you. The SBAC is another layer on top of that. If it weren’t for the legislature choking off the SBAC funding, our kids would be taking those tests too.