“One of the key skills we have to develop is persistence…”

According to the chairman of the Connecticut Board of Education, kids will practice key life skills, like persistence, sitting for five hours taking a standardized test.  If they can develop key life skills taking a 5 hour test, just imagine the skills they could develop taking a ten hour test!

And by-the-way, he will confirm that you can opt your child out of the test.  Of course if you are from my town of Bethany, CT and attend Bethany Community School, the principal Robert Spino has informed parents that their elementary age kids will have to sit in silence in front of their computer during the entire test, no going to the library, no reading a book, no drawing…just sit there in silence.  That will teach them to persist…

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