We all know the education pendulum has swung towards test taking and scores. Majority of teachers and students feel the same way about the whole situation. #dontgetmestarted
The title of this post from @slekar caught my eye as I was browsing through my Zite app. It's written from the point of view of a student directed at his/her parents. In my opinion, it could easily be directed towards teachers and administration, as well.
After reading this, you will also "prefer" the alternatives.