Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Hey, there's a new SpongeBob on!

Or, Diary of a Standardized Test Scorer, Part III

OK, let's get right to it. After reading hundreds, and hundreds, and hundreds...and hundreds of standardized test writing responses, I've come to this conclusion: 1.3% of American children are reading books and 98.7% are watching T.V. Jeez, parents...just turn the stinking thing off for a moment, will you? There's so little original thinking in the writing I'm seeing - it's all just re-hashed episodes of T.V. shows and movies. Want to help your child become a original thinker, writer, dare I say...imaginer? Then get their eyes off the screen and make them read and play and bike and run and write and paint and swim and fish...and you get the idea.

OK, I'm stepping down now. The soapbox is available for anyone else that needs it.

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