Thoreau writes that the mass of men serve the state, and therefore deserve as much respect as a lump of dirt. So when, Carl Chew of Seattle Public Schools refused to give the WASL, he was acting in the way Thoreau would want from us, right?
The Daily Grind is all for speaking one's mind. But I'm also for critical thinking and an understanding of reality.
Chew calls the test, "morally and ethically corrupt." Wait, morally and ethically? How can a test of basic knowledge be fundamentally wrong? Is Mr. Chew saying that requiring our students to be reasonably knowlegeable is on par with with, say, child abuse?
The Daily Grind believes that child abuse is morally and ethically wrong. But, I have hard time believing that giving a test is of the same level of wrongness.