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[Susan notes: This comment was a "Readers Pick," but the New York Times didn't have the nerve to make a "Times Pick" the way they usually do on these Reader Comments.]

Published in New York Times

To the editor

Re: Do We Have to Send Our Kid to a Bad School?

"Otherwise, the school, which we know fairly well through volunteering, seems perfectly fine." Parents should not allow their on-site perception of a school as "perfectly fine" to be wiped out by test scores from a highly disputed standardized test. Plenty of experts as well as classroom practitioners decry these tests.

Susan Ohanian

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