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Your Call: Why are schools obsessed with standardized tests?



On the February 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with NPR’s Anya Kamanetz, about her new book The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be. According to the Council of the Great City Schools, students take an average of 113 standardized tests from grades K through 12. What are the alternatives for tracking the success of students and schools? Where do you stand on testing? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Anya Kamenetz, NPR's lead digital education reporter, columnist with Tribune Media, author of Generation Debt and DIY U

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