June 30 | Sacramento Bee

By Dan Walters

...State schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson and the California Teachers Association are backing a cancellation of all testing not required by the federal government, but their legislation, Assembly Bill 484, leaves a lot of blanks to be filled in later about new tests.

By erasing California's current testing program, the measure appears to throw a monkey wrench into the accountability movement, which is rooted in test score results. Thereby, it serves the interests of the California Teachers Association, which detests "parent trigger" laws, charter schools and teacher evaluation proposals.

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