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Return joy to learning by ending testing obsession

8/19/2015
Standardized school testing has run amok. Educators, parents, students and others who question its value for actual teaching and learning are leading a national revolt.

Here in Illinois, public concern over high-stakes testing reached a fever pitch this year. In response, State Rep. Will Guzzardi sponsored a bill this spring, HB306, that would give parents a formal way to opt out of state tests, most notably the new PARCC test. The bill passed in the House and is pending in a Senate committee.

Read more via the Chicago Sun-Times here.

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