While perusing some articles for my next Civic Issues Blog, which is about education equity and class stratification, I stumbled upon this quote that reminded me of last semester:
“My biggest concern . . . was the focus on testing and test results. I really did not want my kids to be labeled at that time, nor did I want them to focus on getting good test scores. Instead, I wanted them to feel the intrinsic value of knowing something, to want the reward of growing their own capabilities. I did not want them to judge their efforts based on other’s metrics.” – Alesia Duncombe, a mother of four in Corvallis, Oregon.