Since the establishment of No Child Left Behind, standardized testing has gone up in the U.S. At the time, it seemed like a good idea, but, recent reports have shown the U.S. has actually dropped for education rankings in math, science and reading. With the new Common Core program set to be released soon, how is it going to change the way education works in our state?
I don't think it will. Finland has been a world leader in education for many years now, and their education system is completely different from ours. In Finland, teachers are given the same respect as doctors, testing is scarce and everyone is not separated due to educational levels.
On top of that, their tests are not multiple choice. The U.S. should follow this method instead of just changing test types. Although it is a great step, more needs to be done.
-- Prajwol Devkota, Yuba City