Less than one week after President Obama called for an end to so much testing in public schools, we have the results of yet another test to occupy our attention.
Yes, kids, grownups can be exasperating.
But the annual National Assessment of Educational Progress tests, known affectionately as the Nation’s Report Card, is effective in that it illustrates two things. One that the right kind of testing can help schools improve, or at least know where improvement is needed. The other is that Americans never will stop arguing over how to
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Jay Evensen is the Senior Editorial Columnist of the Deseret News. He has nearly 40 years experience as a reporter, editor and editorial writer in Oklahoma, New York City, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He also has been an adjunct journalism professor at Brigham Young and Weber State universities.