Dear Teacher, Johnny Is Skipping the Test


Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

PROTESTING Andrea Mata, second from left, back row, and other parents have banded together to oppose a focus on tests.

By SONI SANGHA                   Published: October 12, 2012

LATER this month, children at 169 New York City elementary and middle schools will, for the second time in a calendar year, take a 40-minute “field test” in math and English language arts to determine which questions will go on future state standardized exams.

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