The nonprofit National Center for Fair & Open Testing organized an effort by the more than 120 authors and illustrators to ask President Barack Obama to scale back the national focus on standardized testing. The letter -- delivered to the White House and signed by Maya Angelou, Judy Blume and others -- states, "Our public school students spend far too much time preparing for reading tests and too little time curling up with books that fire their imaginations."
Authors call for more reading, less time on standardized tests
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