First we had the President of a teacher’s union explain that Common Core testing is having psychological ramifications with our children. Now, eight principals in New York State have penned a letter to parents which describes some of the physical ailments children are suffering as a result of Common Core.
Via the Daily Caller:
In their lengthy letter, the group of principals warns that many children have experienced viscerally negative responses to the high-stakes tests.
We know that many children cried during or after testing, and others vomited or lost control of their bowels or bladders. Others simply gave up. One teacher reported that a student kept banging his head on the desk, and wrote, ‘This is too hard,’ and ‘I can’t do this,’ throughout his test booklet.
The principals also observe that students are spending considerably more time taking standardized tests this year. New York third-graders, for example, are now spending 163 percent more time filling in bubbles thanks to Common Core.
Think these tests are difficult just for the kids? The letter goes on to explain that many teachers and principals couldn’t agree on the correct answer to some very ambiguous questions.
It has thus far been signed by 545 principals and thousands of teachers and parents.