A STANDARD IS DEFINED AS:
1. something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; an approved model. A rule or principle that is used as a basis for judgment:
2. an average or normal requirement, quality, quantity, level, grade, etc.
3. those morals, ethics, habits, etc., established by authority, custom, or an individual as acceptable.
HOWEVER Reformers USE only one of these…
#4: an object that is regarded as the usual or most COMMON size or form of its kind,
Notice the only time the word “COMMON” is used in a definition: WHEN IT DESCRIBES OBJECTS….
Standardized is defined as “to bring to or make of an established standard size, weight, quality, strength, or the like: to standardize manufactured parts.”
#Children are not objects or manufactured parts.
#Teachers are not cogs in a machine or widgets.
Those trying to impose their version of standards and standardized tests do NOT live up to the moral and ethical standards of education for human beings.