Here is a great quote from Piaget that I saw on twitter today. It really struck a chord with me because I often wonder if we are simply educating kids into the society we have, as opposed to providing opportunity for them to create something new.
I’m convinced that the emergence of the standardized assessment movement is clearly dedicated to thwarting creativity, and innovation. Without “getting those test scores up” your school is viewed as a failure and treated as such. Those with high test scores fear taking risks could impact those same scores…. What a conundrum we have bubbled ourselves into….