[Susan notes: The apple doesn't fall from the tree. In 2001, as a Colorado junior high teacher, this letter writer's grandfather refused to administer the test. Now this boy worries about what tests do to kids segregated by test scores. ]
To the editor
Why don't I like tests? We take them too often. Last year in just about all of my classes we took Galileo, and then TCAP, and then throughout the following weeks unit end/unit beginning tests. We don't take these tests to learn, we only take the tests to see if we are smart enough to be put into classes where we are segregated by test scores. The only reason we come to school is not to learn, but to take tests.
Cade Alden, 13 years old
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