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Parents concerned about reading, not testing.

Post by Susan Godsland » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:11 pm

This is interesting - I suspect it's the same for parents here in the UK too.

Boehner Criticizes “Softball” Questions Used in Phi Delta Kappa Education Survey
Americans are far more concerned about children not learning to read than they are about “too much testing.” The PDK poll suggests the number of Americans saying there is “too much testing” has increased, but fails to note polls consistently show Americans are far more concerned about children passing through public schools without learning to read than they are about children being tested too much. Asked which is the bigger problem – children passing through U.S. schools without learning to read, or children being forced to take too many tests – Americans overwhelmingly (77%) believe the more important problem in education is that children are passing through schools without learning to read, according to a 2004 poll of 1,000 Americans conducted for Americans for Better Education (ABE) by The Winston Group, a top national polling firm.


http://edworkforce.house.gov/press/pres ... 082404.htm

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