For every Kindergarten show that is cancelled because of a system that forces 5 year old co-workers to pursue myopic academic paths toward “college and career readiness”, a precious opportunity is lost for that child to grow, learn, imagine, dream, create, find her individual strengths and shine.
“I never saw the things my child couldnt do. I only imagined what she could” says the mom in this clip.
Children deserve the chance to find out what they can do, not to be tested summarily only to be told by an “exam” what they are not capable of.
That is another reason, we must refuse the test.