[Susan notes: Ross Izard is a policy analyst at the Independence Institute, a Colorado "think tank was the first in the state to promote ideas such as educational vouchers, charter schools, educator accountability, and public school report cards."
To the editor
Mr. Ross Izard, education policy analyst begins his column in the January 29th edition of the Tribune by stating that the single word defining conversations in education is "testing." He prescribes a vague formula for maintaining the federal minimum testing requirements in reading, math and science in grades 3-12. Mr. Izard also defends the regimen of testing despite its being, "imperfect and Kafkaesque."
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