Americans are fed up with misuse of high-stakes testing

The results of the latest PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schoolsshow in no uncertain terms that the public is calling for an end to the fixation on and misuse of testing, AFT President Randi Weingarten says. “Americans are fed up with the overemphasis and high-stakes consequences of standardized tests. They’ve seen those consequences and effects firsthand and now oppose the Common Core State Standards and using test scores in teacher evaluations. What’s infuriating is that parents and teachers have repeatedly raised the red flag over high-stakes testing, but policymakers routinely dismissed them.”