Sydney Smoot, a fourth grader at Brooksville Elementary blew everyone away with her insightful opinion about state testing. She presented her distress on standardized testing in schools with members of the Hernando County School Board at their regular meeting on March 17, 2015. Within days, the video of her making this powerful speech went viral in the internet. Even though she is just an elementary student, she brings forth some striking points that leave everyone cheering at the end.
According to Sydney, progressive testing is more ideal measurement of student’s intelligence and capability than standardized tests. She focuses on how standardized test, which is taken only once a year, can put pressure on the students, teachers and also parents. She further urges the school board to “stop” this wrong method of testing the students.
Watch this insightful young lady in the video below. What are your thoughts about her argument? Do let us know in the comments below.
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