Take a look at the language in this subway advertisement informing the community about the new high stakes tests rolled out in NYC public schools this spring. This spring, who’s aiming higher? Who’s raising standards? Just who does the NYC DOE think “we” are?
Seems like it’s not the same “we” whose children are taking these new assessments. According to this sign, “WE’RE not satisfied teaching YOUR children basic skills.” Not “our” children; “your” children.
The increase in testing for students has a parallel in increased testing for teacher candidates. But that’s another post.