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[Susan notes: A masterly letter for its briefness and for presenting the core of the matter.]

Submitted to New York Times but not published

To the editor

Susan Engel ("Scientifically tested tests," September 20) is right: There is far too much testing going on in schools. There is no need to test every student to get an accurate picture of where the problems are: When you go to the doctor they don't take all your blood, just a sample.

Engel article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/opinion/20engel.html?emc=eta1

Stephen Krashen

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