We ruin public schools by holding back money, imposing demands

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By Marc Yacht


Lee County must be commended for the courage to “just say no” to high-stakes testing.  Last week, the Lee County School Board voted to end all state-required testing in the county’s public schools.

They have had enough with the Common Core agenda pushed by computer corporations and the Gates Foundation.

It is rare that liberals and hard-core conservatives can find common ground but Common Core, Florida Core, and high-stakes testing have done that.

Although the justifications to abort this new educational boondoggle may differ, the consensus grassroots cry is that testing must go. The momentum to end Common Core, standardized testing, the abuse of teachers and children has reached a crescendo.

The old saying that the “enemy of my enemy is my friend” may bode well for liberals and conservatives with the realization that teachers don’t need cookbooks and high-stakes testing to teach the children they have come to know and love.

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