What are TASA Transformed Schools?
These are School Districts whose administrators and school board members have signed an agreement with the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) to work against the Texas Testing Program.
How can school districts be preparing students for the Texas State Tests (STAARS) when the school administrators are working to transform schools not to take these tests.
Check out the transforming resolution that administrators, school board members and even PTA members are agreeing to. TASA’s Transformation of Texas Schools
Are administrators being deceived? Maybe? But even so, they have signed an agreement with TASA to transform your school district. Have they informed parents that this transformation means that students are not being prepared to take STAARs because these tests require students to know facts. TASA’s transformation plan is against the traditional method of teaching kids facts.
Since the state tests cause so much anxiety for teachers, students, and parents, TASA has lead their transformation by attacking standardized tests. But, like CSCOPE’s micromanaging of teachers, TASA’s transformation is a smart way of micromanaging state school district superintendents and school board members. But, that is given them the benefit of the doubt of being deceived. But why are these leaders of our school districts working so hard to implement common core standards when they know these are federal government standards and come with money but in return the federal government controls your school. But, more about this later. Check out what your administrators are agreeing to. TASA’s Transformation of Texas Schools
Following is one of the terms that your administrators have agreed to. Notice that the first one is backwards. Student-centered means kids come to class with knowledge and share it with each other in group settings. Teachers are given bad marks if they are giving facts and kids are using text books to discover information. Also, kids have to enjoying themselves for a teacher to be considered a good job.
Whereas, what occurs in our classrooms every day should be student-centered
and result in students learning at a deep and meaningful level, as opposed to the
superficial level of learning that results from the current over-emphasis on that which
can be easily tested by standardized tests; and
Is your school part of the group that has agreed to transform Texas education? If so, via your administrators and school board members, your child has not been prepared to take standardized tests. TASA doesn’t approve of the traditional, type #1 style of teaching, which prepares kids for the STAARS tests. TASA promotes the progressive, type #2 style of teaching, which doesn’t allow teachers to provide facts–instead students are suppose to discover on their own. What is the point of having a teacher? UUM! Is this the objective of TASA’s dumbing down transformation of our education system. CSCOPE has been a part of this transforming.
If your school is listed, it is a TASA transforming school and your child may not be prepared to take the STAARs.