If you already think the pressure on students to take standardized tests in school is overwhelming, wait until you hear this unbelievable story. Joey Furlong, a fourth grader in New York, was lying in a hospital, being screened for possible brain surgery, when in walked a teacher who asked him to take a state test.
Seriously. According to CBS 6, the boy, who has epilepsy, was hooked up to an IV, an EEG, and other medical devices. He was undergoing testing to see if surgeons might be able to stop his seizures with surgery. Then, out of nowhere, a woman from the public school system walked in and said she was there to give him the Foruth Grade State test.
His parents, understandably, were shocked.