Q and A: What will Obama's new testing plan mean for students, teachers?
By PBS Newshour
WILLIAM BRANGHAM: President Obama and the federal Department of Education are calling on states to cut back on standardized tests in schools. U.S. school kids from pre-K through 12th grade, on average, take eight standardized tests every year. That’s almost one test a month during the school year.
In a Facebook video yesterday, the president said teachers have told...