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On this edition of Your Call, we find out why children are spending less and less time in social studies class learning about government and civics.

On the May 19th 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.

Guests:

Anya Kamenetz, NPR's education reporter