As an educator, I truly appreciated Dr. Kolk's statement, "In order to have a mind that focuses, you have to move your body. You need to sing with other people, and if you think that your kids are going to be better if you keep them stuck still in a classroom taking tests, then you don't know anything about human beings." I wish that the politicians, most of whom have never spent a day teaching in a classroom, shared Dr. Kolk's opinion. Instead, the curriculum for public education is driven by standardized testing - a billion dollar industry. It is no wonder that in such an environment where both students and teachers are told their worth is determined by test scores that the level of stress is crippling - physically and emotionally.
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