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Required Testing in FL=Libraries CLOSED

This is an update to a previous article about the massive testing in Florida and how it harms kids. Many schools have been forced to turn their media centers into computer labs. Below you will find a schedule from one Florida school that shows this crime in action. Forget wandering around looking for a great book. Many students ride a bus and cannot go during the short time the library is open before and after school. If you are on a sports team- forget it too.

Libraries are the lifeblood of schools and provide access to books that most- mainly those in poverty- do not have. There is no excuse for this malpractice. The testing companies are in every orifice. When will districts have the guts to say NO to the STATE?

Shhhhh! We are testing. No books for you!

Round One: “Required Diagnostic Testing”  (Algebra, Reading, Geometry, Biology)

  • Wednesday 9/5: Open ZERO hours out of seven
  • Thursday 9/6: Open ZERO hours out of seven
  • Friday 9/7:  Open one hour out of seven
  • Monday 9/10:  Open ZERO hours out of seven
  • Tuesday 9/11:  Open one hour out of seven
  • Wednesday 9/12:  Open one hour out of seven
  • Thursday 9/13:  Open four hours out of four
  • Friday 9/14:  Open ZERO hours out of seven
  • Monday 9/17:  HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday 9/18: Open one hour out of seven
  • Wednesday 9/19: Open three hours out of seven
  • Thursday 9/20: Open three hours out of seven

This happens several times a year. What are we doing to our schools and why are we allowing others to do it?  This will generate a lot of angry kids and useless DATA.

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