This comment from one of the professionals who took the test in Rhode Island, at the invitation of the Providence Student Union. He raises the question: When will those at the top be held accountable for failure of their policies?

“I am one of those “irresponsible adults” who took the test…and failed, predictably enough. I found the content of the test to be outrageously irrelevant for the lives of the vast majority of people (80% or more?). To me, what is truly “irresponsible” and morally indefensible is attaching high stakes consequences to a test for students who know they were never taught the material through no fault of their own!

“Let’s hold Gist accountable for the costly failures of her policies before she consigns thousands of students to a grim and limited future.”