North Carolina Mother Posts Viral Plea to Stop Standardized Tests For Pupils
A mother of four in eastern North Carolina is pleading for a review of the end-of-grade tests in the state as they only add burden to the students already facing pressure to do good in school, and being liked by their peers.
Adrian Wood, a former preschool teacher, recounted how her third-grade son had to endure an intense pain on his jaw because he couldn’t miss the tests administered at their school in order to move up to fourth grade.
“How did it come to this?” she wrote in her blog, Tales of an Educated Debutante. “He’s a good student, only nine, and I’m reminded of his brother last year before the EOGs. I don’t know what else to do.”
But she’s not content at just whining. Wood actually talked to the principal and his son’s teacher. She also discussed the matter with the school superintendent, all the way up to Governor Roy Cooper. She wrote senators and representatives in order to get answers of how the standardized tests help the students.
“I spoke quite a while to First Lady Cooper’s chief of staff who interestingly enough refuses to allow her children to participate in NC EOGs,” she said. “I can’t find one person that praises them or offers valuable benefits. I hear about showing growth, but who gives a s**t?”
Wood also posted the blog on her Facebook page as she solicited support from her followers to lobby for state to get rid of the end-of-grade tests as a requirement for students to move up one grade.
The post was shared 2,293 times as of this writing, and also received nearly 700 comments. Most of the commenters supported her advocacy as they also could not see the benefits of the end-of-grade tests. Some of the words used in describing the standardized tests include “ridiculous,” “stressful,” “horrible” and “a nightmare.” One commenter puts it, “there must be a better way to measure learning.”
More in Life Hacks
Homeowners Need To Use These Money Saving Hacks Now
Do you ever complain that there's not enough money? If so, then you've reached the right place. We have a ton...June 27, 2018
YouTuber Makes Real Knife Out Of Only Jell-O
Do you find yourself watching one tutorial video after another on YouTube? If you have, then you may have stumbled upon...June 9, 2018
A Three-Minute Rule Every Parent Should Know
How much time do you spend with your children every day? Some parents spend time with their children after school, eat...June 8, 2018
Looking To Get Ripped? One Fitness Blogger Says Ditch The Booze
In 2018, it seems like people are always selling the next big weight loss secret. But in the midst of all...June 7, 2018
Learn Why Sleeping In On The Weekends Could Make You Live Longer
How much sleep do you get every day? Chances are that it’s probably not enough. Most adults get less than seven...May 28, 2018
Want To Save Money While Traveling? (Start By Stealing The Soap)
Traveling can be a costly venture, but it doesn’t have to be. With a few traveling tips and a little research,...May 27, 2018
5 Tips For Looking Younger Longer
Let’s face it, we all want to look young for as long as possible. But both physical and mental health is...May 22, 2018
This Viral ‘Savings Challenge’ Saved This Mom $40,000!
Saving money can be a challenge for most people. We have bills to pay, a life to live, and kids to...May 21, 2018
Are You Getting Enough Of This Key Vitamin? Here’s How To Find Out
Taking in a wide variety of key vitamins and minerals helps us function and thrive. But did you know that B12...May 18, 2018