Opinion: Growth Of Standardized Testing Spawns Class Conflict

04/8/2002 | NYTimes.com

Many educators and parents in wealthy suburban communities have become disenchanted with the standardized testing movement, arguing that too much testing detracts from the curriculum and stifles creativity in the classroom, one writer says. This is in stark contrast to the climate in lower performing urban communities, some of which are said to have accepted testing as beneficial.

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