Comments by Joe Smith

Joe Smith writes a daily commentary on

Here is his comments from April 30, 2014

“Let’s stop talking about testing”


I heard a story on the radio on my way to work recently in which someone insisted: “What isn’t tested isn’t taught.”

If that statement were true, it would perhaps be the most depressing statement we could make about education today.

I’m lucky to know how false that statement is, and we do a disservice to the image of public education to insist that it is true. It certainly isn’t true in my classroom or the ones around me.

So I want the conversation to change. Full Story



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