Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The start of the school year
Yesterday was the first day of school for my area's school district and today is the first day for another district's. It's crazy how early school can start now.
Why do they do this? #1 reason: so there is more time to prepare for state and federal mandated testing, which happens sometime around late April. And these tests are very important, because even though politicians and lawmakers like to say they are only for "gauging the learning of students and the effectiveness of schools," those inside the actual schools know it's all about the money.
Anyway, just an observation. Because I found myself stuck in traffic at 7 AM and then later at 2:20 PM today, due to students being picked up and dropped off the school by my house.