• Why do teachers (at least in the U.S.) emphasize so much testing instead of learning?

    Best answer: It's not the teachers. It's the result of the requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act put in place by G.W. Bush. They wanted a way to compare schools, which meant standardized testing. Multiple choice tests can only test knowledge of discrete facts, so teachers had to emphasize memorization of... show more
    Best answer: It's not the teachers. It's the result of the requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act put in place by G.W. Bush. They wanted a way to compare schools, which meant standardized testing. Multiple choice tests can only test knowledge of discrete facts, so teachers had to emphasize memorization of facts in order for students to do well on those tests. But that has changed with the adoption of the Common Core Standards, which emphasize comprehension, analysis, and application. The new tests are constructed-response- not multiple choice. So the teaching will be changing to fit the new tests. Unless Trump manages to destroy all the progress.

    BTW, what you describe about the teaching of Chinese IS just rote memorization. And that is true of much of education in China. That educational system has been widely criticized for not teaching critical thinking and analysis. And yes, I've been in Chinese classrooms.
    5 answers · Teaching · 4 days ago
  • Help with converting active sentences to pasive sentences?

    I genuinely don't understand what am i supposed to do, I already looked for the meaning of pasive and active and I still don't get it. Could someone help me? Thank you in advance 1) (A postal worker) has delivered the package to the wrong address. 2) (The waiter) hasn’t given me a spoon for my soup. 3)... show more
    I genuinely don't understand what am i supposed to do, I already looked for the meaning of pasive and active and I still don't get it. Could someone help me? Thank you in advance 1) (A postal worker) has delivered the package to the wrong address. 2) (The waiter) hasn’t given me a spoon for my soup. 3) (Somebody) has found a suitcase full of money in a trash can. 4) (A publishing company) has launched a new daily newspaper. 5) (My bank) has charged me $30 for going over my credit card limit. 6) (Nobody) has ever asked me for my autograph before. 7) Don’t worry. (Somebody) has taken care of it. 8) Why has (the water company) cut off the water? 9) Has (somebody) told him the bad news? 10) How many people have (other drivers) killed in road accidents so far this year?
    9 answers · Homework Help · 4 days ago
  • What are your thoughts on this quote?

    "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." - Robert Collier
    "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." - Robert Collier
    23 answers · Quotations · 2 days ago
  • What are your thoughts on this quote?

    "Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around" - Henry David Thoreau
    "Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around" - Henry David Thoreau
    8 answers · Quotations · 20 hours ago
  • Solve x + 13 > 5x - 3?

    Best answer: x +13 > 5x - 3

    1. add 3 to both sides
    x + 16 > 5x

    2. subtract x from both sides
    16 > 4x

    3. Divide both sides by 4
    4 > x
    Best answer: x +13 > 5x - 3

    1. add 3 to both sides
    x + 16 > 5x

    2. subtract x from both sides
    16 > 4x

    3. Divide both sides by 4
    4 > x
    24 answers · Homework Help · 3 days ago
  • I believe atheists need BETTER education!?

    One way to fix atheism is to teach their children Christian values at a very young age. This will allow them to see the world in a bigger picture, as opposed to blatantly and blindly saying God doesn't exist. DISCUSS.
    One way to fix atheism is to teach their children Christian values at a very young age. This will allow them to see the world in a bigger picture, as opposed to blatantly and blindly saying God doesn't exist. DISCUSS.
    33 answers · Home Schooling · 3 days ago
  • How should I tell my Gym Teacher to excuse me from Gym during Ramadan?

    My gym teacher is very strict about students participating in Gym, but I m going to be fasting during Ramadan which is in the next few days. How should I tell my teacher to let me excuse gym momentarily because of me fasting? Any advice?
    My gym teacher is very strict about students participating in Gym, but I m going to be fasting during Ramadan which is in the next few days. How should I tell my teacher to let me excuse gym momentarily because of me fasting? Any advice?
    17 answers · Primary & Secondary Education · 2 days ago
  • What does "US" mean.?

    Best answer: donald Trump is like gOd so his Parents get capitalized and they say "dOnAld trump is from US."
    Best answer: donald Trump is like gOd so his Parents get capitalized and they say "dOnAld trump is from US."
    17 answers · Words & Wordplay · 2 days ago
  • Should I go away for college or commute?

    I want to go away for college but at the same time I don t want to be in student loan debt because room and board is expensive. How do I decide and outweigh the pros and the cons? Please help I need advice
    I want to go away for college but at the same time I don t want to be in student loan debt because room and board is expensive. How do I decide and outweigh the pros and the cons? Please help I need advice
    16 answers · Higher Education (University +) · 2 days ago
  • Isn't the word average offensive?

    I believe that the term average is not politically correct (except when it's used in maths or science) as it seems to have acquired a negative connotation like mundane or boring. It's like mediocre. Not good, not bad, but a negative term nonetheless. Normal is a more positive word imo.
    I believe that the term average is not politically correct (except when it's used in maths or science) as it seems to have acquired a negative connotation like mundane or boring. It's like mediocre. Not good, not bad, but a negative term nonetheless. Normal is a more positive word imo.
    26 answers · Words & Wordplay · 3 days ago
  • What is another word for ton?

    I need a word for ton, that is not informal and means a lot
    I need a word for ton, that is not informal and means a lot
    11 answers · Words & Wordplay · 17 hours ago
  • Do I read too much?

    Best answer: Yeah you should try to stop your fanfiction addition
    Best answer: Yeah you should try to stop your fanfiction addition
    7 answers · Primary & Secondary Education · 2 days ago
  • What are your thoughts on this quote?

    "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." - Ray Goforth
    "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." - Ray Goforth
    21 answers · Quotations · 5 days ago
  • Ugly Merkel is welcoming Obama in Berlin to show her opposition to Trump. When will Germany stop interfering to American democracy?

    Best answer: She can pat her pet boy on the head all she wants, so long as she pays up her NATO bills.
    Best answer: She can pat her pet boy on the head all she wants, so long as she pays up her NATO bills.
    9 answers · Preschool · 13 hours ago
  • What do you think of this quote?

    Best answer: That school is a waste of time
    Best answer: That school is a waste of time
    11 answers · Quotations · 3 days ago