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Interesting points made here. As a public educator, I found myself agreeing with pretty much everything in this post. You can follow the reasons for why we continue to test and test, up to the expectations set forth by government and society. People want certainty. So they find what's both easy and visible to deem as evidence of learning. Education gets boxed up with little room to explore, i.e. uncertainty. Anyway, thanks for writing this. Favorite line: "Society is creating anti-intellectualism by leaving people with significantly less time (and incentive) for intellectual pursuits."

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