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Published in Arizona Republic
01/12/2005

To the editor




I can't help noticing that those in favor of requiring a single, standardized test to prove that one merits a high school diploma seem to have already safely graduated from high school and will never face such a test themselves.



How did we go from championing individual strengths and interests that have made this country the envy of the civilized world to forcing everyone to march in lock step? What standardized tests did our nation's heroes have to pass before they were allowed to graduate from high school?



I call it the homogenization of America.



Reg Felt


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