I really liked what The Nerdy Teacher had to say:
As more and more people continue to pressure teachers to follow the standardized testing routine, I decided I’m going to be project based and have fun while I do it. If teachers want to shake the finger at me and suggest that I’m doing kids a disservice, let them. I’m going to do what I think is best for the students in my classroom. I feel that is my responsibility. I feel so much better that this quote came to mind. I’ve been worrying about my decisions to go this way, but Huck reminded me that society doesn’t always know what is best.