"Last week it was revealed that the Victorian Education Department has instructed teachers to explicitly teach for the national tests, a cornerstone of the My School website." (Quote from an article in the AGE newspaper)
Oh? The same way I was taught to drive a car? for the test... and then wrote off a car a week later?
I already thought the education system was too heavily geared towards this type of teaching.
I'll keep home educating thank you very much.
To teach my children to live, to question, to love and laugh, to seek; to be entrepreneurial in spirit, to be employable and able to employ.
If they have the ability to pass a test or 10, good on 'em. I will not ever 'teach for tests' - my kids deserve more respect than that, thank you very much! (and yours do too!)