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You Can Test 'Em But You Can't Keep "Em Down

Susan Notes:
Let us celebrate.

Zachary T. VanDerwerker, a 10th grader in Virginia public schools, tested the system.This communication comes from Micken VanDerwerker, leader of the Virginia resistance.


My son, Mister really-good-at-school, came home with a paper he had written for our school's new computer scoring program (designed to help our school get the pass rates up). He got a four on it, the top score. It is one and a
quarter pages long. There are eight paragraphs. I have shortened it to share with you to just two paragraphs. Here is his brilliant writing:

I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see
if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked.

I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted
to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked. I just wanted to see if this computer program worked.


As his mom, I am so proud of his advanced writing skills.


— Mickey VanDerwerker

2005-01-15


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