Sunday, January 11, 2015

Foundation Budget Review Commission hearing in Northampton yesterday

I wasn't able to be there, but there's a bit of coverage in the Valley Gazette. What I find most interesting is something not about education funding:
Comments were not limited to numbers and statistics. Casey Pease, 17, a senior from Worthington who attends Gateway Regional High School in Huntington, offered heart-felt plea. “This is not just a game of numbers,” he said. “Education is not just a mechanical system. It is a human system.”
Casey’s words prompted Chang-Díaz to ask Pease if he had any additional suggestions for the panel, which led to him saying the focus on standardized testing had to go — eliciting an eruption of applause from the audience.

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