Skip to comments.Question about Secrets on Third Grade Test Defended
Posted on 05/12/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT by John Semmens
New Jersey third-grade public school students were asked to disclose a secret about their lives and discuss why its hard to keep. Parents who raised objections over what possible relevance such a question could have for assessing a childs academic progress were said to be overreacting by school authorities.
First of all, the answers to this question arent graded, per se, explained Elinor Schnoop, spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Education. A student cant fail the test no matter what answer he or she gives. Thats not the purpose for asking this question.
The purpose is apparently more socially oriented. Lets say the secret is that the child is being abused at home, Schnoop said. Wouldnt that be important information for the school to know? Or what if the student is gay or masturbates? The school could take steps to reassure the student that this is perfectly normal.
Safety was another rationale offered. What if the secret is that the parents have a gun in the home? the Schnoop asked. What if the parents have deviant political views, belong to a militia, or are anti-immigrant? Teasing this kind of information out of students could help promote national security.
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Funny....there is nothing real about the world of leftist academia anyway. Should be a good source of satire material.
for anyone who didn’t get the subtext of the news, there is seminews to explain it!
This is where the real agenda is exposed, with a tasty candy coating.
Satire is sometimes more precise and biting than reality. Nice write, JS.
Gestapo tactics with a velvet glove.
Rats want to cultivate little rats.
how about the educators exposing their own secrets to the general public?
Drop Dead, mf’ers
If you could read their intentions, this is far from satire...great job again, Sir John!
I love the name they gave the interviewee, Miss Schnoop. Perfect satire.
Damnity! U almost got me.
“Per, se yoos a lieyuh”
What if the parents have deviant political views...
“What if they were, “gasp”...conservatives!!”
I bet the teachers would have no problem with that./s
Thank goodness I glanced up and saw your byline before making a fool of myself!
You're scary, dude. :)
“Mommy and Daddy have guns and a yellow flag with a snake on it”.
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