Nate Beeler really hit the nail on the head with this cartoon. It seems to me that advocates for an MI inspired school, instruction and curriculum have failed to offer a visible and coherent and DOABLE alternative to mass academic skills testing that will include the MI philosophy. Politicians have a compulsive need to measure “school quality”. This might be a neurotic need, but billions of dollars have been wasted in pouring water down this hole in the ocean of ignorance. If MI is to “scale up” to public school dimensions then we need to create a portfolio approach that allows schools to be compared along several meaningful dimensions, e.g., how about the 8 intelligences? Such a portfolio could include scaled down standardized tests of reading and math but also put value on the arts and other academic and technical subjects.
The Columbus Dispatch, April, 2015