An article in the New York Times last week gives comfort to those of us who oppose the growth of standardized testing:

“In Florida, the teachers’ union has lobbied to limit the use of standardized tests, and the governor last week signed a bill thatlimits the number of hours students can spend taking them.

New York teachers rally in Albany. (AP photo)

“The union in New Jerseyfinanced an advertising campaign in which a grim-faced father talks about his son crying because of tests.

“And in New York, where local unions have worked closely with parent groups that oppose testing, the president of the state union went so far as to urge parents to opt out of the annual tests, which began last week…”

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