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‘Mythbusters’ star: Bring back band, shop class if you want better test scores

Forget EQAO:

  • “If you want the kids’ test scores up, bring back band and bring back shop and get kids actually learning stuff instead of teaching them how to take a test,” TV personality Adam Savage said in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times.
  • ‘Mythbusters’ star: Bring back band, shop class if you want better test scores 04/15/15 [Last modified: Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:11am] Photo reprints | Article reprints
  • Misuraca, who was named her school’s teacher of the year in 2013, wouldn’t say how much she spends but estimates most science teachers spend a couple of hundred dollars of their own money every year.
  • Spence agrees with some of Savage’s thoughts about hands-on learning and test scores because 30 percent of schools with the academies saw an increase in math test scores and 41 percent saw an increase in science scores.
  • “The kids put the cars together and some didn’t work, some went backward or not in the right direction,” Misuraca said. “

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@cmusician: “Forget EQAO: “Bring back band, shop class if you want better test scores” .. #onpoli #onted”


In a week when Florida students were logging on to another round of standardized tests, one of the stars of Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel clearly touched a nerve.


‘Mythbusters’ star: Bring back band, shop class if you want better test scores

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