Testing is meaningless

Linda Schrock Taylor had a great article May 23 on problems with today's public schools: Education's Dunces and Whipping Boys. And I love the following:

For those who believe that testing will accurately assess competency, let me explain that I passed the stockbroker examinations on my first try, sitting among people taking the tests for the 3rd, 4th, 5th times. I readily admit that I am a totally incompetent stockbroker so all those tests proved was that I am a good student and a good test taker.

Like I've written before, testing is meaningless!