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Anti-testing Letters

[Susan notes: This is posted online at New York Times.]

To the editor

From Susan Ohanian

Published in New York Times (02/19/2013)

Gym Class Isn't Just Fun and Games Anymore: Expecting little kids to do a one-arm push-up while building with Legos AND thinking about a new vocabulary word? This Common Core-run-amok version of multi-tasking seems not only bonkers but also dangerous. And I predict a big lawsuit when 8-year-old doing the one-arm pushup while building with Legos gets distracted by the vocabulary study, falls, and breaks off his two front teeth.

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