Is there a God? What is the meaning of life? Why is the sky blue? How come all my socks are lonely? Everyone needs a good question to chew on.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
On the list of things that matter, your score on the state test isn't even a footnote. You are not a number. You are a human being. For years and years, people who like numbers and run like frightened rabbits from the messy immeasurability of humanity have tried to reduce people to numbers. It's no more realistic than trying to reduce God to a book or a set of human rituals. Your score on the state test won't matter 100 years from now. It won't even matter 20 years from now. What matters is what you do with what you have. What matters is how you treat other people. What matters is how you live this one and only life that has been given to you. This has been a public service announcement from one teacher opposed to standardized testing. Life is anything but standardized.