In Louisiana, this mother reports, her 17-year-old autistic son will be required to take the ACT and EOC (end-of-course exams).

As she writes, “These children are also being forced to take the EOC. or “end of course” tests for high school courses that they have never taken. Allow me to reiterate. They are forced to take high-stakes, final exams for classes in which they have never been enrolled because they cannot meet the prerequisites.”

What will this prove, she wonders? Will it prove that her son’s school is a very bad school with very low test scores?

She says this is child abuse.

Her son is being subjected to tests that he cannot possibly pass to satisfy someone else’s political agenda.

That’s wrong.

I hope that journalists in Louisiana will investigate and report about whether this practice is general.