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  •  Yes, there are national standards (0+ / 0-)

    building codes, materials testing standards and so on. My point is not that there shouldn't be standards, or that standards shouldn't be met.

    But standardized educational testing is not about any of that, except on the surface. It is about comparing one school to another, one school district to another, one state to another.

    Do we ever take into account the tap water quality in Atlanta when we are working in the water treatment plant in Lubbock?  We really do not. If we find a problem in Lubbock, we fix the problem in Lubbock. Likewise for any other infrastructure problem you care to mention, except one: public education.

    I think the truly bizarre thing is that we are forcing competition between school districts, schools and teachers when cooperation and collaboration works so much better.

    "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

    by Orinoco on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:51:44 PM PST

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