YES. The standardized test is a fair measurement that places all students on the same
NO. I don’t feel that standardized tests measure a child’s ability to critically think or
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YES. I think they are the best we have at this
time. These tests offer the best method of testing across the country.
NO. It encourages rote memory and learning
rather than understanding. It turns students
into mechanical learners as opposed to free
thinkers with creative insight.
Good issue of The Connection and really
relevant to my search today for info on linear
perspective [“Online school,” August 2013]. I
found an excellent Khan video explanation,
right on the spot in Florence!
I always enjoy reading through the Costco
Connection and seeing all the new products
available or the story of a member who found
a niche to structure a successful business
around. But I was truly blown away by three
separate articles in the August 2013
Connection. Sal Khan’s “Digital School” about
a new teaching approach, “Elements of
Excellence,” profiling Jeff Charbonneau’s
teaching successes and “Goal Zero” about
bringing power to small African villages—all
three of these articles are so inspiring they
brought me to tears. To read about individuals
who are so dedicated to making a difference in
our world is both inspiring and encouraging. I
“Love that the cover of the Costco magazine is the flipped classroom [“Digital
school: Sal Khan and Khan Academy flip the classroom concept,” August
2013]. How cool. Thanks Costco for spreading the word!”
Tweeted by Kelly Falcone @CoachKellyF
“Great cover story on @khanacademy. Thank you Costco!”
Tweeted by Karen Biernat @kbiernat1
“Loved the article in The Costco Connection [“Gluten free: necessity or
choice?” August 2013]! Get that correct gluten free info out there, woo hoo!”
Tweeted by Elizabeth Gilbert @GilbertLiz
“Why is Tom Wolfe on the [July 2013] cover of The Costco Connection?
Because he writes words in bulk! Ha! (p.s., I love him & Costco).”
Tweeted by Mark Medford @medfordmark
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Debate goes on
In response to the August
Debate, “Are standardized
tests a fair measure of