Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools Is Wrong | Mother Jones
Good article. Read the whole thing.
I've said it before, I'll say it again, and again and again and again.
The idea that teaching children to be good at taking tests it the true measure of a good school is a lie, and an abomination. And most likely part of a determined effort to undermine our entire education system and replace it with private schools for the wealthy and home schooling or no schooling for the rest of us, other than what is necessary to enable us to fill the cogs in the machines of the 1%.