A dollar spent on testing is a dollar not spent improving the lives of 21% of children who live in poverty & are too sick, hungry, or neglected to learn.
Stephen Krashen Pulls the Rug Out From Under the Standards Movement
The money we are spending on national standards and starting to spend on national tests, could be used to provide better nutrition, improved health care, and libraries for children of poverty. In other words, we can protect children of poverty from at least some of the effects of poverty. This will …