It’s that dread time of the year known as “testing time.”  It’s when life at any school is consumed by doing all they can to boost test scores. The world literally stops.

I have been at schools during this time.  Teachers wear soft sole shoes so their footsteps don’t interrupt a student.  Back when the exams were on paper, it was easier to get into Fort Knox than in the room where tests were secured.  You hear no children laughing and giggling as you do on a normal school day.  The stress level of teachers and administrators goes through the roof.

Which makes this video by an English teacher in a Tennessee school all the more powerful.

In one sense it is hilarious.  But at a deeper level it is sad because it vividly focuses on what some “experts” have forced us to believe is what education should be.