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  •  the educational testing service (7+ / 0-)

    has a pretty powerful lobby and i wouldn't be the least bit surprised to that ETS, in an effort to get every dollar out of testing that they can, managed to infiltrate places like hospitals that treat sick children.

    if you follow the money far enough, i'm sure you'll end up on ETS' doorstep.

    hope springs eternal and DAMN is she getting tired!

    by alguien on Sat May 04, 2013 at 11:12:38 AM PDT

    •  Facts on testing companies (0+ / 0-)

      It's big business, and ETS, a nonprofit, is not in the big four:

      Frontline: Testing Industry Big Four

      I am sure there are reasons to criticize ETS, but in this case, the tests and the lobbying comes from private businesses.

      We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had too much. JK Galbraith, 1991

      by Urban Owl on Sat May 04, 2013 at 11:52:44 AM PDT

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      •  Even more jaw dropping than the story about the (0+ / 0-)

        boy born with only a brain stem being forced to take Florida's standardized FCAT is the video on Orlando's CFNews Channel 13, which is linked from the article linked in the diary. For some reason I watched this until the end, scarcely believing what I was seeing and hearing (you really should watch this video), but the story itself was then topped by this, at the very end of the story:

        We want to know what you think: Should a severely disabled boy be forced to take the FACT? YES or NO. Log on to CFNews13.com and while you're there, you can leave us a comment so that your voice can be heard!
        Has it really come to this? I am speechless.
        •  Corporate media fail! (0+ / 0-)

          A poll. Really?

          Sad.

          We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had too much. JK Galbraith, 1991

          by Urban Owl on Sat May 04, 2013 at 02:23:20 PM PDT

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