Some school districts are canceling recess because students haven't made the "benchmarks" set for the battery of standardized tests they have to take every year.
What a swell idea!
Additional test prep and drilling will certainly make them better test takers.
Or maybe not.
Sometimes taking a break to move around, socialize, breathe, or just run with joy to not be doing test prep goes a long way toward helping students to focus later on test prep and drills.
But in the current climate, I'm sure all the ed deform editorial boards and politicians will applaud this move to cancel recess and replace it with test prep and drills.
Perhaps they will even call for the canceling of evenings and weekends as well.
There can never be too much test prep for these people.
Unless their own children attend a school in that district, of course.
You can be sure President Accountability would hit the roof if this happened at Sasha's school.