Subjects outside of math and language arts are actually part of the federally mandated core curriculum for public schools. When other subjects are abandoned, we are denying our students the complete education they deserve and the law demands (Munoz 2011).
Unfortunately testing pushes creativity out of the curriculum and students lose interest in what they are learning as a result. One series of studies found that students that are tested and graded numerically were dramatically less creative than those who were not (Kohn 809). Testing has given way to students who have a reduced quality of thinking. Teachers often