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Interesting piece from the Austin paper: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/moms-group-shakes-up-status-quo-on-texas-testing-r/nXZCx/
Good quote: “Who allowed these big boys to go and play in education? Now the moms have to clean it up, as usual,”
Great catch. Another good quote:
Even Bill Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business and ardent supporter of rigorous testing, acknowledges that he has so far been beaten at his own game by the legislative newcomers.
But Hammond lays the credit — or blame, from his perspective — at the feet of school superintendents who were “scaring moms” into believing that some of the new testing requirements would make it harder for their kids to get into Texas’ top public colleges.
“When you get between a mom and entrance to (the University of Texas) for Johnny, it’s like getting between a mother lion and cubs, and that’s where the Legislature is with these women,” Hammond said.
Those rascally educates, scaring the uneducationed moms.
The horror, the horror.
“solid take” means blind agreement
Slanted approach, as usual