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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More money for testing, less money for learning

More money for testing, less for learning

Sent to the New York Times, March 30, 2011

Buried deep in "In City Schools, Tech Spending to Rise Despite Cuts," (March 30) is a statement by "city officials" that the huge expenditures for technology are primarily to make it possible for students to take computerized national standardized tests. We can expect this to happen nation-wide. We can expect more of our tax money to go to wealthy corporations to pay for tests and the technology to administer tests, with less available for helping children learn.

Susan Ohanian

Stephen Krashen

For original article and additional discussion: http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_outrages.php?id=4117

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