Originally Posted by doggin94it
Certainly. Because everyone knows that the amount of academic testing a student undergoes bears a direct relationship to propensity for violence. It makes as much sense as saying "of course Alex Rodriguez is doing poorly - have you seen the amount of testing students are subject to?!"
Let's make this simple. Mike Bloomberg's school policies had absolutely no impact on this. Attempting to connect the two is intellectually dishonest and, as an attempt to make hay from the deaths of innocent children, morally bankrupt.
You are not open for intelligent discussion on this topic. Its not just Bloomberg but it is across the nation. First Bush and Bloomberg and now Obama just piggy backed this money train. Its called a The Common Core Curriculum and its another fancy term on how politicians ruin students education in the name of huge profits.
There is an entire school system stressed out over a ridiculous amount of testing. There are politicians who are raping tax payers and giving less meaningful education all for the profit made on outside testing. Kids who have issues or potential issues get less services during the day to for fill their needs because everyone inside the school is in a panic because if scores are low the threat is that the school will be shut down. If the school is shut down it gives politicians to fill vacancies with unqualified teachers and administrators who are often just "political friends"
Kids like the shooter in Sandy Hook, whose parents are going through divorce, and have extreme anger issues could have possibly benefited by programs that were in place in schools up until ten years ago when the system went test crazy.
Today, those programs that could have possibly helped are no longer in place, replaced with tests where the only goal is to demoralize and entire system because it is set up to fail to keep the money train rolling.