No more "stick but no carrot" approach for public education. Finally a more reasonable approach to lifting achievement in public schools. This move is long overdue...but we would caution that if any standardized tests are to be used, they be universally applied and that innovative, break the 19th century model we currently employ be encouraged. Why not require all states to use NAEP (National Educational Progress) as a common benchmarking instrument? We fear the answer is from the multi-billion dollar test industry.
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