Tuesday, September 10, 2013

U.S. secretary of education opposes California's testing plan

This is why I am against federal money being "given" to the states. They can threaten you with withdrawal of the addictive drug unless you do their bidding. I don't think they should have this kind of power over the states.  It should be the other way around.

The nation's top education official threatened Monday to withhold federal funds if California lawmakers approved pending legislation to revamp the state's standardized testing system.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the warning as AB 484 awaits a full vote of the Assembly and state Senate.

The proposed law would end the standardized exams used since 1999 and replace them next spring with a computerized system. The purpose is to advance new learning goals, called the Common Core standards, that have been adopted by 45 states.

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