The Washington Post has a great education blog, Valerie Strauss’s The Answer Sheet.

I wish the editorial board would read The Answer Sheet.
Instead, they wrote this absurd editorial, chastising Texas for backing away from test mania.

At present, Texas spends more on testing–$100 million yearly to Pearson –than any other state.

Students in Texas are expected to pass 15 end-of-course tests to graduate from high school. This is more testing than in any other state.

The outcry from parents was so loud that even the Legislature heard it, and Texas plans to cut back on its testing mania.

The Washington Post thinks this is terrible, just terrible.

Please, editorial board, read The Answer Sheet and learn about the folly of high-stakes testing.

Or read the report of the National Research Council on “Incentives and Test-Based Accountability.”