As I listened to WHYY this morning, I heard the phrase the "lethargy of daylight savings".
My daughter is nervous about her first PSSA exam cycle and we have been riding the anxiety wave for days. Aside from the kids hearing on the news about the cheating allegations or that test scores are used for teacher assessment, they now will not have their teacher in the testing room. In addition, my daughter also worries about too many "erasure marks". And finally, the "powers that be" scheduled these exams to begin the day after the clocks "spring forward". I am tired and groggy, I can only imagine how the kids are feeling as parents all over the city are dragging them out of bed, trying to feed them and get them to school on time.
I implore the district or Harrisburg or whomever schedules these "high impact" exams to wear the hat of a third grader during the process.
I am sure my daughter will feel better after today, I believe the anticipation and "build up" is much worse than the exam. But to all of the adults trying to improve the district...can we think about the kids as well.