Ken Robinson on standardized testing and raising standards

“[T]he problem with standardized tests is that it’s based on the mistake that we can simply scale up the education of children like you would scale up making carburetors. And we can’t, because human beings are very different from motorcars, and they have feelings about what they do and motivations in doing it, or not.” — Sir Ken Robinson (LINK)

(I’m guessing the excerpts at Maria West’s blog linked above are probably from one of SKR’s TED videos, but I don’t have a link to that at the moment…)

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