Schools love to jump on the latest band wagon. For some reason when I was growing up, the standard explanation for following a new trend was “It worked in California”. I am not sure why it was acceptable, but no one seemed to question it.
Personality testing is one of the trends that has been around for a while but I never thought it came out of the 1920s. Multiple intelligences and learning styles are two more trends that appear to be unquestionable in schools now.
I hope reading this article will give people some food for thought.