(We all dislike/hate certain words and locutions; here are some of mine.)
“Assessment” is the word these days
In school. It forever plays
In conversations about kids
And how they learn. And it forbids—
Or limits—talk about the art
Of teaching to the human heart.
Though learning’s more than measurement,
We have no choice but to lament.
These days there’s little to discuss:
Assessment drives the school bus.