Please, get rid of testing. It just doesn’t work. | Opinion

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By Christopher Tienken and Julie Larrea Borst Large-scale annual standardized testing has been federal public school policy for over 20 years. During that time, billions of dollars of taxpayer monies have been spent to design, purchase, administer, and score the various tests used around the country. A veritable industrial-testing complex has been set up across the country that siphons educational resources from public schools to large corporations. The United States mandates more standardized tests of academic achievement than any other democratic countryin the G20 group of nations. So, what …

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