We have turned school testing into a huge corporate profit center, led by Pearson, for whom the $32 million "talking pineapple" test is actually pretty small potatoes. Pearson has a five-year testing contract with Texas that’s costing the state taxpayers nearly half-a-billion dollars. And the tests don't even make sense.
mk: Standardized tests are the worst thing that has happened to the educational system. We should ban them. Parents can decide for themselves if their kids are learning enough.