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  •  I want to know (3+ / 0-)
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    Possiamo, Cassandra Waites, blueoasis

    how much money each school district in North Carolina spends on standardized testing.  I suspect that the amount would astound people.  That money would be better spent on TEACHERS teaching instead of having to teach to a test that proves NOTHING.

    Why do Republicans Hate Americans?

    by Caniac41 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:51:24 PM PST

    •  We figure for a school of 250 kids (3+ / 0-)
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      MPociask, Cassandra Waites, blueoasis

      we have an administrator spending 40-50 hours just on the organization aspects - scheduling the tests, ordering the tests, receiving the tests and parceling them out for the teachers, packing them back up and sending them out to be scored, etc.

      That's 40 hours that that person isn't spending with students, and it doesn't count the lost instructional time for teachers or their test-specific prep time.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 02:06:12 PM PST

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