Well re standardized testing, people would maybe argue for its importance for measurement and comparison, but not go to the next step of questioning why we find measurement of learning and comparison among peers to be essential, or more important than, the actual learning process itself which cannot be measured for the most part. They may talk about lack of trust in teaching or what happens in the classroom, the need for objectivity, when, in essence, standardized testing tell us nothing about teaching or learning, and there is no clear reason why objectivity is something to strive towards in the first place…

I ignore the word “state” in discourse about anarchy and assume what is meant is any institution which enforces its rules upon its constituents, like a school or hospital or whatever. I was just reading an article by Carol Black on the website of the Schooling the World documentary… And it talks about learning in tribal societies..lt is a long article, will read and blog later…