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[Susan notes: I'm grateful to Steve for answering Duncan's outrageous new campaign claiming he's against 'inappropriate' testing.]

Published in Denver Post
10/22/2014

To the editor

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has been an enthusiastic supporter of the common core testing program, accurately described as "nonstop testing" by education expert Susan Ohanian. The common core imposes more testing on our children than has ever been seen on our planet, and no attempt was made to determine if the new tests result in higher student achievement.

Now Secretary Duncan ( A test for school tests, (Oct 20) says he supports a movement to eliminate redundant and inappropriate tests. This should have been done using small-scale studies before the tests were forced on millions of children.



Stephen Krashen


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