The purpose of this blog is to catalog actual time-wasting activities in public schools — assignments, group projects, and the like. All stories are true, to the best of my knowledge.
We often hear complaints that due to accountability and testing, teachers will just end up prepping for reading and math tests to the exclusion of everything else. But schools still find ways to waste time on activities whose purpose is more entertainment than educational. Indeed, perhaps it would be a good thing if more of these “creative” activities could be thwarted by the pressure of test-based accountability.