Con to the question "Is the Use of Standardized Tests Improving Education in America?"
"You all know what's happening with No Child Left Behind; the test is becoming the curriculum, when it should be the other way around. And the curriculum is being narrowed. I hear story after story about music, and art, or physical education, or field trips being cut out of the school day to make more time for drilling and routine work to prepare for the test. I don't know about you but I remember those field trips. I learned a lot on things that took me out of the classroom with my teacher's guidance and gave me a view of a wider world. How much learning is exactly going on? Our children are getting good at filling in those little bubbles, but how much creativity is being left behind? How much passion for learning is being left behind? And what about those children who we know are bright and successful in the classroom but simply don't perform well on tests? And we know these children; I know these children. They have tremendous talents, maybe musical or artistic talents. They're made to feel like failures because the curriculum doesn't reward what it is they are good at."
Address to the National Education Association (NEA) Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly, available at YouTube.com, June-July 2007
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of education. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to education.
Involvement and Affiliations:
67th US Secretary of State, Jan. 21, 2009–Feb. 1, 2013
US Senator (D-NY), 2001-2009
Senate Committee Membership: Armed Services; Environment and Public Works; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Special Committee on Aging
2008 Democratic Party presidential candidate
First Lady of the United States, 1993-2000
First Lady of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1992
Chair, Task Force on National Health Care Reform, 1993
Board Member, TCBY Yogurt Company, 1985-1992
Board Member, Wal-Mart, 1985-1992
Attorney, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975-1976
Staff Member, House Judiciary Committee, 1974
Former Chair, American Bar Association's Commission on Women
Co-Founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
Former President, Young Republicans, Wellesley College
JD, Yale Law School, 1973
BA, Political Science, Wellesley College, 1969
Graduated, Maine Township High School South, 1965
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