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[Susan notes: Here's a great warning to librarians: Librarians need to climb aboard the anti-testing train, for until high-stakes testing ends, no book is safe.]

Published in School Library Journal
05/01/2013

To the editor

As a former school librarian now in higher ed, I am glad to see the research-based argument that Rebecca Miller puts forth in her editorial, âThe Cost of Cuts,â for more reading and fewer cuts to library services. Apparently, though, SLJ did not get the memo about the Rotted Common Core, which is designed to function as the testing delivery system for the education deformers who are addicted to the multi-billion dollar business of standardized testing. As long as high-stakes testing continues, so will the slashing of educational services by the modern day efficiency zealots in charge at ED. Librarians need to climb aboard the anti-testing train, for until high-stakes testing ends, no book is safe. In solidarity.





James Horn is a Professor,School of Educational Leadership, Cambridge College, MA

Jim Horn


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