Amazing posting by Steven Singer. He explains the faulty logic of groups like the AFT and the Center for American Progress as they advocate for maintaining standardized testing in ESEA. It’s sad that we’re squandering the ESEA reauthorization process and not using it to make the school lives of children better. Parsing language about “hi-stakes” testing versus informational testing ignores the lives of children. Sitting through hours of test-prep and standardized tests is “hi-stakes” in their lives.