I have a couple of questions that are at least tangentially related
to issues being brought up during this, the federal election season
here in Canada:
- Education: Could somebody please tell me why standardized testing
is supposed to be a bad thing? Keep in mind that I’m not talking about
any specific standardized tests, but the actual concept itself, which
seems to get a number of people’s knickers in a knot. I’m actually
having trouble seeing why it’s as bad as the it’s-the-end-of-education
crowd (whose Venn diagram circle has severe overlap with the I-majored-in-underwater-basketweaving crowd) says it is.
- Toronto Island Bridge/Bizjet airport: Could somebody please tell me why the island bridge, if built, would do more harm than good? (I admit that I bounce back and forth on the Island Airport issue from month to month).
Feel free to use the comments; that’s what they’re there for.