Best video game ever (a NCLB/Race for the Top parody)?

This appears to be a trailer for a video game in its early stage of development (or it may just be a great parody).  However it elegantly sums up the main problems with education policy in the United States over the past 15 years of NCLB and Race for the Top … and I have sat through more presentations and classes, and read dozens of articles by DEd’s than I care to admit on this topic.

 

It is now my favorite video game.  The game is a school simulator where you play the role of the principal.  Attending your school are pineapples.  Pineapples tend to do pretty good at standardized tests, and as your test scores go up, you earn money for your school.  However, if you do poor job, your pineapples start turning into students, and they tend to not score as well.  Your job is to stop your pineapples from turning into humans so that your tests scores stay up, and you warn money.

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One Response to Best video game ever (a NCLB/Race for the Top parody)?

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t think the pineapple is a coincidental choice. It’s a parody.

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