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Monday, October 13, 2014

Will A Hillary Clinton Administration Limit Federal Madates On Testing?

Buried at the bottom of an Alyson Klein piece on the movement to cut back federal madates on testing in schools is this:

Recently, former President Bill Clinton said he would be in favor of fewer tests—perhaps once in elementary school, once in middle school, and once in high school. That testing regime is "quite enough if you do it right," Mr. Clinton said, according to the Huffington Post.

Mr. Clinton's remarks pack a political punch: His wife, Hillary Clinton, is considered a likely candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

I'm skeptical that any Dem or Repub is going to reduce the number of testing mandates from Washington.

My sense is, they'll say they're going to do that while not actually doing it.

Kinda the way Barack Obama talks about the dangers of teachers teaching to the test while pushing through ever more insane mandates like teacher evaluations tied to test scores that force teachers to teach to tests.

But we'll see - the anti-testing movement is certainly gaining momentum and is becoming a force to be reckoned with.

Still, the pro-reform "non-profits," the testing companies, and the edu-entrepreneurs and Wall Streeters who want the Endless Testing regime to continue are a force to be reckoned with too and they have a lot more money to throw around.

And let's be honest - is there anything in this world Bill and Hillary Clinton hold above the almighty dollar?

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