High Stakes Protest

HIGH STAKES PROTEST: Tests have never been popular with kids and now parents and educators across the nation are joining the resistance--albeit for different reasons. Valerie Strauss of The Washington Post surveys the tempest brewing among school districts over an over-reliance on test scores to assess student learning and teacher employment. (The anger, no doubt, magnified by pineapples and secrets.) Petitions are circulating as growing numbers of superintendents also voice their frustrations--some to the point of resigning.

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