Over $1.2 billion spent on tests in Texas schools since 2000. Coincidentally, NCLB piloted there before it became federal law by George W. Bush. Parents & public school supporters are catching on — "This has become a moneymaker," says one parent. Doesn't look so good paired with cuts to the classroom, does it, Pearson?
STAAR's price tag $90 million this year | KXAN.com
Standardized testing in Texas will cost taxpayers around half-billion dollars over the next five years. That does not include the rising costs for local school districts.