georgette.webber April 11, 2011 at 5:05pm
I agree. I am a product of the Texas education system and it SUCKS. During my years in school, everything was focused around the TAAS test (now known as the TAKS test) or the Stanford 9. The curriculum never addressed/introduced subjects outside of the basic skills. I admit, there are some students who lack the basic skills due to whatever reason. However, the basic skills should not be standard when it comes to educating. SAT/ACT curriculum should be strongly implemented into everyday teaching.