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Study says standardized testing is overwhelming nation’s public schools

The number of standardized tests U.S. public school students take has exploded in the past decade, with most schools requiring too many tests of dubious value, according to the first comprehensive survey of the nation’s largest districts.

A typical student takes 112 mandated standardized tests between pre-kindergarten classes and 12th grade, a new Council of the Great City Schools study found. By contrast, most countries that outperform the United States on international exams test students three times during their school careers.

In a video posted to Facebook by the White House on Saturday, President Obama pledged to take steps to reduce testing overload.

In “moderation, smart, strategic tests can help us measure our kids’ progress in school, and it can help them learn,” Obama said. “But I also hear from parents who, rightly, worry about too much testing, and from teachers who feel so much pressure to teach to a test that it takes the joy out of teaching and learning, both for them and for the students. I want to fix that.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, the tyranny of testing has destroyed both the love of teaching and learning in this country.

But for Obama making the claim that he wants "to fix that." means that the problem will most probably get worse before it gets better (after he has finished his second term).

There is nothing this President has touched (the P5+1 deal with Iran being the sterling exception here) which he has not made worse; and if you are having a hard time with this, please good look at the economy; his epic foreign policy fails in Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and Syria; and the number of people now jobless and homeless because of the offshoring/outsourcing of job, which continues unabated under his watch.

Are the American people worse off, at almost every level, than before he took office?!?