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Jason Sanford: Backlash against test-crazed education

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If there’s one person in America most responsible for the stress our children face while filling in little ovals with their No. 2 pencils, it may be Sandy Kress.

Kress was the architect of “No Child Left Behind” and later became a lobbyist for Pearson, the testing company. But as high-stakes testing faces a national backlash, lawmakers in Texas—birthplace of such standardized exams—are poised to give up on some testing and on Kress.

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