[Susan notes: Of course I'm delighted that Stephen Krashen got this letter into the paper--pointing out what the real problem is.]
To the editor
Re: (Op-Ed Yes, We Need to Talk about the Tests, April 10) Yes, there's a big problem with the state tests. But there's a bigger problem: the whole idea of the Common Core standards. Accurately described by Susan Ohanian, a writer and former teacher, as "a radical untried curriculum overhaul" and "nonstop national testing," the Common Core is an outrageous scheme with no justification and no empirical support.
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