In the article “The Experience of Education: The impacts high stakes testing on school students and their families” the authors claim that “these tests are having a negative impact on teacher pedagogies.”

I couldn’t agree more. In a time when administrators and legislators are teaming up to determine what is best for America’s future, kids are learning bits and pieces of what they need to know for a test, and if they don’t, the teachers, schools and administrators of the schools are implicated as the culprits. Never mind that parents aren’t providing a comfortable atmosphere for homework while they blare reality shows on a widescreen television.

Instead, the teachers are to blame and if the administrators aren’t getting their teachers to do the job, then they are to blame. No wonder the teachers are forced to change how they teach. Instead of celebrating learning, America is celebrating good test taking.