Consequences of current reform efforts and emphasis
on boosting test scores.
Narrowed the curriculum and “blinkered” our vision of
what we used to call “the whole child.”
“To focus all our attention on measure academic
performance is to blind us to these youngster’s need to
live a satisfying life.”
Aim is not to simply focus on the narrowly cognitive,
but to see how students respond
imaginatively, and socially.
The arts make it possible in vivid ways to eliminate a
distinction between cognition and emotion.