The narrative seems to be boiling down to a showdown.
The Immovable Object: Mathematics
The Unstoppable Force: Poorly-Written Purpose-Confused Tests with Non-Existent Validity
The College Board
The New York State Board of Regents
The U.S. Department of Education
The US Governor's Association
The Common Core common computer-based assessments : coming soon to a misery factory I mean school near you!
Until now, reasonable, effective, educated, brain-in-their-head math teachers have been able to shut their doors and concentrate on the immovable object.
But now, New York gets APPR (crammed down our throats, lawsuit-pending)? (40% of teacher evaluations based on student-progress-no-we-don't-really-know-what-that-means-yet-and-stop-asking!) Which I think means if we keep ignoring the unstoppable force, we get to lose our jobs.
Anyone get the number to that truck driving school? TruckMasters, I think it was called?