Slacker In Chief Obama Says You Know What’s Super Boring? Learning and stuff.
Originally posted at That’s What She Said:
So snoozeville! Math is hard and school is boring.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways. Too much testing makes education boring for kids, he said.
“Too often what we have been doing is using these tests to punish students,” the president told students and parents at a town hall hosted by the Univision Spanish-language television network at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C.
Tests? Who needs tests? Ensuring that children have actually learned stuff is for reactionary Philistines! Plus, tests are meany pants. They are a punishment, much like babies are.
“One thing I never want to see happen is schools that are just teaching the test because then you’re not learning about the world, you’re not learning about different cultures, you’re not learning about science, you’re not learning about math,” the president said. “All you’re learning about is how to fill out a little bubble on an exam and little tricks that you need to do in order to take a test and that’s not going to make education interesting.”
“And young people do well in stuff that they’re interested in,” Obama said. “They’re not going to do as well if it’s boring.”
Learning Shmearning. Let’s just all be good citizens of the world and stuff. Now excuse me, it’s tee time!
(Obviously, President Obama is not interested in being President. Otherwise, by his own reasoning, he’d actually be good at it instead of an epic fail)