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California State Government November 5, 2002 Election
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End Standardized Testing: It Interferes with Real Learning

By Donna J. Warren

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor; State of California

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"Teaching to the test" is bad for our children
The newest trend in education, "standardized testing," is merely a ploy by politicians to regulate education funding, punish teachers, and systemize millions of children.

In reality, educators are so busy "teaching to the test," they do not have time to engage the students. The creativity, the curiosity and the discovery of learning are diminished because students have to learn a rigid system set-up by bureaucrats.

Standardized Testing allows politicians to give quick, concise answers about our public schools in campaign ads and to the media.

In the 20th Century, our schools turned out strong and innovative people who were taught how to learn and think for themselves, not how to take a test. In the 21st Century, we must trust our teachers and students, not bureaucrats, to shape our schools.

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