Now I Have a Horse...
...and I've had an annoying dog named "Bosco" for a while. I was playing with him at Katana Point when some man came over and said his (dead) dog in real life was named Bosco. A cocker spaniel. He asked me to call the dog so his daughter could see it. I'm recreating my life, I suppose -- since it was all horses and dogs before I became ill.
Rank Was Pulled
And I made the poster without the children's drawings, unhappily. But that's it.
They Don't Make Ph.D.s Like They Used To
I am being forced by the BIA to use standardised tests -- well, a lot of what they said made sense and is not at all unwelcome, however using a standardised test to determine creativity???? I can't even express how cold that idea leaves me. Hil gave me a paper about a test she'd reckoned would not fit her writing program but might fit my art program. She gave me a paper along with it that I just read today. What in the world??? What could someone possibly think they mean by writing these words:
"When interjected in a cultural context the complexity of creativity magnifies and the perspectives change."
As opposed to WHAT?? Creative children RAISED BY WOLVES??????
Another part that made me froth at the mouth:
"...tests used to identify the gifted are often standardised on populations that do not include a representative sample from all racial and cultural groups..."
Standardised tests only work when there is a common culture. In this country there's no common culture so why do they use standardised tests??? Makes no sense to me. Even within the BIA-funded schools -- there are HUGE differences between the different Indian nations, and a test made for one school might not work at all in another. Kill standardised tests!! They must die! Die! Die! Oh... humphf... um... well, I don't much like standardised tests.
posted by - 8:39 PM