Joe Biden is not a scholar.
He made that clear this weekend during a forum on education hosted by MSNBC.
When he got a question from an attendee who suggested that standardized tests are rooted in racism, he promised that he would ban their use as president.
The Daily Caller reports:
Joe Biden Says He’ll End Standardized Testing In Public Schools After Questioner Calls Them ‘Rooted In A History Of Racism’
Former Vice President Joe Biden committed Saturday to ending the use of standardized testing in public schools if he’s elected president in 2020.
Biden made the commitment after a questioner at MSNBC’s Public Education Forum 2020 said standardized testing is “rooted in a history of racism and eugenics” and urged him to oppose their use in public schools.
“Teaching has changed drastically over the last 10 to 20 years. Instead of being allowed to use their expertise to develop engaging curricula that’s culturally responsive, teachers are often forced to use a scripted curriculum that rushes children through without giving them enough time to really understand the material,” the questioner said.
She added: “Given that standardized testing is rooted in a history of racism and eugenics, if you are elected president, will you commit to ending the use of standardizing testing in public schools?”
“Yes,” Biden answered.
Watch the video below:
Biden: “Yes,” I’ll ban standardized testing in American schools pic.twitter.com/fZZMuH5wN3
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 14, 2019
Check out some of the responses to this:
Pretty ridiculous. Good teachers know how to balance standardized test preparation with other engaging activities/lessons. Without some sort of set standards/assessments, curricula would be inconsistent and student growth would ultimately suffer.
— jack (@axre91a) December 14, 2019
Dummy down the kids, pass out participation thropies, and make the case for private education.
— Mark Nantz (@BullseyeBanjo) December 15, 2019
Common Core was pushed by Obama Admn aka Joe Biden. Testing was pushed by Obama, Arne Duncan, and Joe Biden.
— Chenglei Aroon (@AroonChenglei) December 15, 2019
Biden is just pandering because he wants the support of teacher unions.
All of the Democrats do.