[Susan notes: Ned Vare rather oversimplifies the issue, but he has a point: If everybody is against the extra testing, then why ARE they suing so they will have the money for more tests.
To the editor
The teachers and their unions are against the added testing called for by No Child Left Behind ["Testing, Testing," Sept. 1]. The State Department of Education, as in Betty Sternberg, is against more testing. Gov. Rell is against the added testing. It seems that everybody in the state's education establishment, plus most parents and, of course, children, are against doubling the state testing that's required by NCLB. How ironic, then, that these same state officials are suing the feds for money that will help pay for them to do the testing they claim to be against.
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