J2 Content – Perspectives

A varied collection of thoughts on education and parenting

The SATs Are NOT For The Stupid

There has recently been some controversy about a question appearing on the Scholastic Aptitude Test this year. It’s an essay question that asks the test taker this question about reality shows, “Do people benefit from forms of entertainment that show so-called reality, or are such forms of entertainment harmful?” Of course, the question goes into…. read more

State Test Preparation – A Worthwhile Practice or Waste of Instructional Time?

Is preparation for state testing a good practice, or is it just “teaching to the test”? Many teachers complain every year when it gets close to that dreaded state testing time. There are principals who tell them to spend that month before testing doing “test prep.” Is this a good teaching practice? Is it a…. read more

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