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    ScottDog

    if you must do high-stakes testing, test the teachers by whatever means.  At least they'd be responsible for their own performance and not for the kids whose lives they have little control over.

    I'm not sure how it would work out in practice.  But having a teacher explain a tricky geometry lesson to testers seems a wee bit more objective than threatening spending cuts to schools full of kids from broken families.

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