Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Good to see the tide might finally be turning here.
But he (John White) said there is too much duplication of tests in public high schools, and decisions have to be made on yearly testing for social studies in grades 3-11, which is not required by the federal government.

"That is a question I am frankly wrestling with," White said.

Scott Richard, executive director of the Louisiana School Boards Association, has complained previously about the number of tests given students in Louisiana.

"I am glad you pointed out Louisiana law requires more tests than the feds require," Richard said.

The hearing in Lafayette was the first of eight statewide on how education regulations should be changed in light of the 2015 federal law, which replaced No Child Left Behind.
Would be nice if bad policymaking didn't just happen according to group think trends we euphemistically call "best practices" so generations of people wouldn't suffer while we wait them out. But that's a bigger issue.

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