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Texas Joins the School Testing Backlash

Posted on 1/11/2013 by with 0 comments

Abby Rapoport reports that it’s not just teachers unions that are getting tired of the¬†endless high-stakes testing regimen in public schools today:

While most of the national anti-testing rhetoric comes from teachers’ groups and others associated with the left, in Texas rural Republicans took the lead. During the 2011 session, even as lawmakers were gutting education spending, one-third of the state House members, mostly Republicans, supported an amendment from RepresentativeLarry Taylor of the small town of Sherman to get a waiver from the Department of Education and suspend testing for the next two school years.


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