As a parent with 3 children in the Cy-fair School District, I can say that even thru elementary, the kids are always studying for a test or being tested. It is as simple as a spelling test all the way up to benchmarks and STARRS. When I graduated from high school in 1995, we had the TAKS test and our regular class tests, but we were taught, taught by teachers who loved to see our glowing eyes as we learned, learned about life, and the things that would carry us thru life, not tests and how to take tests. Kids now are not taught to learn, they are taught to take test. There needs to be something done to let things be the way they were in the past. Grades were higher, drop out rates were lower, let the teachers teach, quit making out kids learn to take test. Take things back to the old days, when things weren't broken!!
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