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[Susan notes: Since the New York Times wouldn't even let me post an online comment about the dreadful editorial, I'm especially happy to see this letter.]

Published in New York Times
02/28/2015

To the editor

Your editorial (Don't Give Up Gains in Education says, "One proposal being considered in the Senate would allow states to end the annual testing, without which parents would never know how well their children were doing."



Annual testing has never let me know in a timely fashion how well my child is doing. My child's teachers, the homework, schoolwork and tests that my child brings home, and access to the parent portal, which includes my child̢۪s academic record, inform me of how well my child is doing.



If I had to wait until September for the results of annual testing to figure out how my child was doing, my child would be "left behind."



Evelyn Slockbower


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