I wonder if children have time to act out rhymes and stories.
I wonder if teachers have time to read stories for the simple joys of reading and listening. I wonder if children have time to use manipulative to learn sorting, counting, adding and subtracting.
And I wonder if children have time to play — to process all they have learned during their busy school days.
Moving, reading, listening and playing are ways young children learn. Taking paper-and-pencil (and even computer) tests do not fit into a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
Call your legislator. Say “no” to all this testing time.