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[Susan notes: Short and to the point.]

Published in Pasadena Star-News

To the editor

Education Secretary Arnie Duncan has made it clear that the "Race to the Top" national standards plan will lead to national tests, promising far more testing than ever before.

At a time when children are overwhelmed with tests, when NCLB has turned schools into test-prep academies and when education is facing severe budget cuts, the last thing we need is more standards and tests.

I urge the Bee and Star to rethink their position.

Stephen Krashen

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