SENATOR MARTINS: LET'S NOT LOSE SIGHT OF A CHILD'S SELF-ESTEEM

 
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During Senate Standing Committee on Education hearing about the Regent's Reform Agenda, much of the discussion revolved around standardized testing. Senator Jack M. Martins, one of the members of the committee, spoke about the aims of student testing. The Senator questioned whether, in evaluating students by giving them a score from 1-4,  the state education department is losing sight of what is most important, which is the self-esteem of a child.

Children with high self-esteem will be more apt to learn and take part in extra-curricular activities, where they can let their creativity shine.