Let’s end high-stakes testing

By Ted Lyon

Updated 09:15 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2012

Public education in Texas is in trouble. It is seriously underfunded by billions of dollars, and we could now be facing tens of thousands of high school dropouts later this year due to state budget cuts and the new STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) exams. At least 150,000 and perhaps as many as 200,000 high school freshmen failed at least one STAAR exam this past April and May. STAAR retake exams were given last week. Superintendents from across the state recently warned of a rapidly escalating dropout rate among these students.

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