Monday, March 9, 2009

Should 2nd graders be tested (in Calif.)?

California state Sen. Loni Hancock has once again introduced legislation to end the testing of second graders.

Hancock cites too much "teaching to the test" and wants, she says, to reduce bureaucracy and to "let teachers teach."

But, Sen. Hancock, if I may address you directly, the principal purpose of state accountability tests is to see where schools are not performing well. We need to know this about how schools are doing with 2nd graders.

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