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The Stress Test

It’s unusual that I post a story that is not about homeschooling but this is a one example of why some people homeschool. A horror story from your government schools.

One morning last spring, 9-year-old Tyler Stoken awoke in his modest rambler in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, and asked his mom to make him bacon. He was about to take the Washington Assessment of Student Learning, the statewide test better known as the WASL (‘Wassle,’), and Tyler had been told at school to have a good breakfast. The test was important to Central Park Elementary, as it is to all schools. Read more…

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