One reason Baker said he wants to see schools reopen before the end of the school year would be so students could take tests to determine how far behind they fell due to the pandemic.
Baker said competency tests are important “so that there’s some idea about things people could work on over the course of the summer so they’re not completely behind when they show up in the fall.”
Nobody is falling behind anyone, and standardized tests are bullshit in normal times.
The idea that we are going to send kids back to schools so that we can cram in some more testing is crazy talk.
Governor Baker’s office phone number is (617) 725-4005.