What are high stakes tests doing to our education system? This New York Times article has the disturbing answer: cutting out all subjects besides reading,
math and gym. I presume gym is legally required.
Being able to read and do basic math are obviously prerequisites to any higher level learning, but what kind of job are we doing if we churn out young adults who can do only that? How can people who missed out on other imporant subjects like history, social studies have the critical-thinking skills required to make informed decisions in the future, whether at the voting booth or elsewhere?