First sentence in this video "Race to Nowhere Roundtable Discussion at Stanford Dec 2, 2010" is quoted in the title of this blog post.
School as "test factory".
Students are not "learning or retaining".
Let's think about "how to have kids thrive instead of achieving success".
How about the student in the audience who is starting to cry and what she says about what the schools value?
And the mother of a fifth grader that has three hours of homework who says this comes down to civil disobedience if they refuse to do the homework or have all their kids show up an hour late for school!
As homeschoolers we can escape all of this craziness if we allow ourselves to truly learn outside of the box.
I wonder if a high achieving academically rigorous alternative education magnet school in an area of a student's passion falls prey to this same thing?
For this academic year we are staying with homeschooling.