When pseudo-scientific nonsense starts becoming law, be very afraid.
I was supposed to find the picture that didn’t fit. Studying three men walking, I circled one with an errant blotch on one shoe. Wrong: one of the men wore a hat.
In retrospect, I’d likely spotted a smudge from the school’s old carbon copier. But wasn’t I still right? In my kindergarten humiliation hatched a mute wariness of standardized, multiple choice tests.
When the BC Liberals emblazoned such tests with the authority of law this July, I could be silent no more. Continue reading