I'm tired of justifying myself and the reasons why education reform policies are robbing my kids of having a meaningful learning experience. I'm tired of hearing that we need to prepare our students so they can compete in a global economy. My favorite excuse I hear to as why there is so much testing and why we need the no common sense state standards is we need to show students have career readiness. Ugh my children are 5 and 7 they don't want to compete globally and are not thinking about what career they want. All they want to do is discover, play and create isn't that what learning really is?