State Superintendent Recommends Fewer Tests

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If you have a child of school age, then you already are aware of the substantial amount of testing that is required at nearly every level of a student's education.  Testing is a hot-button topic for many parents, teachers and administrators alike, not to mention the students. The chief complaint is that Ohio's students are tested too much and as a result spend too much of their classroom time on test preparation and test-taking an not enough on broader learning. State Schools Superintendent Paolo DeMaria has recommended to the state school board that tests be reduced in Ohio's schools after getting recommendations from a  24-member advisory panel of education experts he formed. That panel's recommendations were even more aggressive than the superintendent's proposals.

Guests: 

Patrick O’Donnell, Education Reporter, The Cleveland Plain Dealer  
Jonathan Kuehnle, Principal, Shaker Heights High School 
Melissa Cropper, President, Ohio Federation of Teachers  

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