How Much Standardized Testing Is Too Much?

Dana Goldstein and Kevin Carey debate the value of new Common Core testing.
 

David Brooks argued in a recent column that opposition to the national-education standards known as the Common Core exists only on the fringes of the left and right. But the controversy over whether standardized testing has become excessive remains a live one. In the video above, education-policy experts Dana Goldstein and Kevin Carey debate whether the standardized testing regime has gotten out of control. Watch the full debate on Bloggingheads.tv.

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Aryeh Cohen-Wade is the managing editor of Bloggingheads.tv.

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