Wednesday's Welcome is my little Cameron!!! Here he is sick and staying home today. This is a critical week here in Georgia it's CRCT week. For those of you who don't know it's part of the whole No Child Left Behind Act passed by the Bush administration (see Jan 9th post I was complaining then;) All the kids from 1st to 8th grade take this test. However, 3rd, 5th and 8th grades are the tests that count and they will not move on to the next grade if they don't pass this text.
They have been pumping this CRCT all year; they even had a CRCT pep rally last week! It's just way over the top to me all the pressure the system puts on our little ones is to much. The test started yesterday and Cameron woke up with a massive headache! Why, because I think my 8 year old child is stressed out at the whole process. He is not a test taker, some kids just aren't and they've talked about it so much I'm stressed thinking about it!!! I'm keeping him home for the rest of this week and he will test next week when it's not so insane:) What do you guys think about this No Child Left Behind Act?