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Aussie Friends of Treehorn

protecting school children from nasty excesses of the greedy and misguided.

looking for a party that looks to the future and cares about kids.

Are US schools poised to lessen focus on testing?

Policymakers are reconsidering how standardized tests are used in schools after the US Department of Education announced plans to review the issue. “Done well, assessments are tools for learning and promoting equity. Done poorly, in excess or without clear purpose, they take valuable time away from teaching and learning, draining creative approaches from our classrooms,” Education Secretary John King Jr. said.

Education Dive (4/18)

{I dare to correct you, John You surely mean ‘shared assessment’. It’s blanket testing that has no use.}

MEA CULPA    A recent Treehorn Express featured a parody by  “Australia’s finest comic poet” (Bruce Dawe) Ray Kelley. To the tune of “Bless ‘Em All”. It contained a serious error.

Right-eye macular degeneration [that’s my only excuse] interfered and I typed ‘attention’ in the third last line instead of ‘intervention ‘. It makes a big difference.

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa; the parody must be repeated.

Parents – Opt Out!

Ray Kelley

Pull ‘em out! Pull ‘em out!

Just do it without qualm or doubt!

Parents whose children face vain Naplan test.

Make your polite but emphatic request:

Pull ‘em out! Pull ‘em out!

Why make them white knuckled for nowt?

Your prompt intervention

Averts classroom tension,

So when Naplan looms, pull ‘em out!



Phil Cullen  41 Cominan Avenue  Banora Point  Australia 2486  07 5524 6443              
07 5524 6443          0407865999
 proud to be sticking-up for kids
looking for a party to vote for
hoping that Australia will concentrate on love for  learning during my life-time 


June 1 Parents Southbank 11.30 a.m.


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