Academia Freedom

Testing our steez is not besting our steez

Standardized tests (frequently) suck.

But, I recently found out that some elementary students who I worked with increased their scores on a state administered standardized test.

Their teachers were undoubtedly dedicated to the opinionated, boisterous, brown geniuses that they served.

That the teachers allowed a quirky, non-matching collegian to enter their classrooms, create poetic lesson plans and learn from the students means more to me than I can begin to express.

Children and the elderly typically possess some of society’s least encumbered tongues.

The kids spoke their minds, expressed their passions, fancied literary devices and apparently kicked some Scantron butt.

Here’s to non-traditional approaches to academia and the resultant benefits.

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