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Teacher Resigns After Posting Critical Facebook Comments About Standardized Tests
AMARILLO, TEXAS -- KayDonna Wolfcale said she won't be silenced on the topic of standardized testing.
"I've been speaking out against the testing system for a long time," Wolfcale said. "Everybody says 'You go girl. You're awesome. Keep it up,' but I'm the only one going and our kids are being hurt every day."
Wolfcale is a former Amarillo Independent School District employee in Texas.
Wolfcale says she posted on Thursday nearly 10 comments on Facebook from different students complaining about standardize testing. She didn't identify any student, and said most are from her three children.
Texas Board of Education member Marty Rowley said the state has decreased the number of standardized testing in its schools, however, it's still one of the only ways to monitor students' year-to-year progress.
Rowley says students have three chances to pass the exam before they are required to repeat the same grade.
"One of the problems with standardized tests is that they drive a lot of what we teach in the classroom," Rowley said. "That's a concern that I have and that I think other folks involved in education have as well."
Wolfcale said the elementary school principal approached her Friday and asked her to remove the post because it violated school district policy.
"I finally came to a point in the conversation and I said Im going to resign from my position effective immediately because I'm not going to be silenced about this issue."
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