Have schools in the U.S. and in the Wake County school system drained creativity from students and become too focused on standardized testing?
As noted in today's article, the high-stakes testing culture came under criticism at Wednesday's announcement that the Wake County school system has received grants from LEGO. It was repeatedly touted how the use of LEGO products to promote problem-solving skills can counter how traditional education is draining creativity away from students.
Muriel Summers, principal of Combs, told the audience that her “aha!” moment came nearly five years ago shortly after the schools began using LEGO as a teaching tool. She said a student using the LEGO blocks told her “thank you for letting us use our imagination.”