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Published: Thursday, Aug. 8 2013 4:04 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

If its agreed that being proficient in English is important, which seems to be the case based on the fact it's being tested, I suggest we start telling immigrants(legal or not) to learn our language.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Seems, test scores are a source of contention.

What an expensive/time wasting joke. You'll never get a common score.

J-TX
Allen, TX

If he had only allowed sugary caffeinated Big Gulps, these kids would have aced the tests....or at least finished faster.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

I think this says a lot about state and federal input into education.

This shows us that when you start pushing more and more standardized tests out on the teachers, that they don't educate the kids, but teach what is needed to get a good score. The teachers will do better next year because they will know more of what the kids missed on the standardized tests.

Had the teachers been teaching the students proper english and correct math principals, it wouldn't matter if the test was Common Core, the Iowa test, SAT, ACT, or any other standardized test, the students would perform well.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

The Iowa test was a joke sold to educators. As the standards slipped, so did the averages. Iowa didn't measure against a core of knowledge, but compared students against each other as they all slid downward together. The Lake Wobegon effect took over and fooled the parents for decades.
Now that teacher benefits and pensions are at stake Washington decides to demand testing against a fixed core of knowledge. Sounds good, right?
But that core of knowledge is colored with a liberal slant that goes beyond the 3Rs.
The end result? No one is pleased.
Teachers never did like people looking over their shoulders. Parents aren't real keen on what Washington calls core knowledge. And students can't measure up.

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

So this is the result of the most expensive school system in the country. Guess they need to be spending more per pupil.

worf
Mcallen, TX

American education is the biggest scam in history.

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