From Texas, The Greatest Country in the United States – “I Can’t Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems” (From Huffington Post)

This is both hilarious – AND SCARY at the same time.

Enjoy and keep in mind that this is the status quo in a test crazy society.

It starts,

“When I realized I couldn’t answer the questions posed about two of my own poems on the Texas state assessment tests (STAAR Test), I had a flash of panic – oh, no! Not smart enough. Such a dunce. My eyes glazed over. I checked to see if anyone was looking. The questions began to swim on the page. Waves of insecurity. My brain in full spin.”

Please continue and get a dose of what the world of high stakes testing looks like… (and get over the fact that it’s from the Huffington Post)


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