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April 25, 2013

Sharon Springs teacher's letter goes viral

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NYSUT spokesman Carl Korn said “The letter gets to the letter gets to the heart of the issue. What parents and teachers understand is that tests have their place,” but such tests and data are driving the instruction, instead of what is educationally sound. The state Education Department has given guidance in using the results but they have stopped short of saying they shouldn’t have high-stakes results. Korn said the tests should be used only as a transitional tool in implementing the new standards.

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