Since the passage of No Child Left Behind and the expansion of for-profit testing companies, we have seen a dangerous amount of time, effort and funds spent on standardized testing of our students. As we know, funding has been cut and programs not directly related to increasing test scores (tied to funding in most states) have fallen by the wayside. That means that activities meant to engage and excite students, like music, art, languages, extra-curricular sports and clubs, have been scrapped in order to redirect scarce funds into boosting reading and math test scores.


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