Recently, the Providence Student Union persuaded 50 accomplished professionals to take a math test made up of items released from the test required for high school graduation.

I think that anyone who demands more tests or that all students should take the same tests should take the same tests and release their scores.

This reader has a suggestion:

“I believe that anyone who is contemplating running for U.S. Senator or Representative should have to pass their state’s standardized test in the four core areas in order to qualify for that position. Those students who are on a college track should be tested. Unfortunately, many of the students with disabilities and those who desire a trades occupation are discouraged by school because of these tests…they need to be tracked in a way different from those who aspire to go to college.”