With the likes of U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, suffering from P.I.S.A. envy, South Korea's test-prep success is glorified. In an overly simplistic fashion, success becomes synonymous with high grades on high-stakes standardized tests. For the most part, Duncan and his corporate backers turn a blind eye towards the costs of it. U.S. teachers are asked to aim for the same via RttT test-based evaluation methods. Keeping this in mind, I propose a new line of schools, starting with the Stanley H. Kaplan Elementary School for the Performing Tests.
Let us forget for a moment that young children need to develop their hearts and souls as well as minds to function well in our society. Let us, instead, focus exclusively upon test prep in our schools. Let us render therefore unto Duncan the things which are Duncan's and "unto God the things that are God's." Do you imagine there could ever be a conflict?