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Report: Big Education Firms Spend Millions Lobbying for Pro-Testing Policies


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Report: Big Education Firms Spend Millions Lobbying for Pro-Testing Policies

Valerie Strauss

The four corporations that dominate the U.S. standardized testing market spend millions of dollars lobbying state and federal officials — as well as sometimes hiring them — to persuade them to favor policies that include mandated student assessments, helping to fuel a nearly $2 billion annual testing business, a new analysis shows.


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Methinks next will come compulsory tutoring by these firms for when the children fail the tests--or do I have that backwards?


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Students who are able to learn the coded language of examspeak will do well. Those mostly will be students from wealthy families or maybe sons and daughters of School of Education professors or maybe children of stockbrokers or advertising copywriters. I usually can survive standardized tests but not always. Sometimes I cannot break the code. Children from impoverished backrounds have a high and steep mountain to climb.