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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 5:40 p.m. MST

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worf
Mcallen, TX

Scary when people need to be funded for so many things. Perhaps the United States of America is having financial problems.

Wasn't long ago, parents could feed their children.

Maudine
SLC, UT

@ worf: You really should read the article before commenting on it. State statute requires the test, therefore the state is going to pay for it.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Maudine--State statute requires schooling, therefore the state is going to pay for lunch, pencils, paper ,glue, and scissors. Let me say it again:

Scary when people need to be funded for so many things. Perhaps the United States of America is having financial problems.

Wasn't long ago, parents could feed their children.

ruraljohnboy
Duchesne, UT

Worf- A few years ago, Utah required the UBSCT test for graduation. Students weren't required to pass it, just take it. A comment was printed on their diploma as to whether or not they demonstrated competency. A ton of money was wasted on constructing the test, administering it, scoring it, keeping track of the scores. But ultimately the test didn't matter because whether a student passed or failed the "high stakes" test didn't affect graduation. It was a ginormous waste. ACT is a bargain, and it is useful. It is a much better use of those tax dollars. State statute requires testing. I think it's a step in the right direction.

worf
Mcallen, TX

ruraljohnboy--if people are having children, they need to be responsible, and care for them with whatever comes along. If not, --don't have children. This country is in a mountain of debt.

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