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[Susan notes: Stephen Krashen presents the issue in a way the public can understand.]

Published in San Francisco Chronicle

To the editor

No new tests

None of the nine mayors supporting California's participation in "Race to the Top" seem to have studied the situation carefully ("9 California mayors press for Race to the Top bill," Dec 29).

Education Secretary Arne 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.

Stephen Krashen

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