Quote of the Day 8/1/2014

“Policymakers need to remember that the repeal of Common Core doesn’t lessen the overwhelming burden placed on students by these tests. This burden was here before, and without intervention this burden will remain. One in five students suffers from high test anxiety. A further 16 percent have moderate anxiety. How much learning can be accomplished under this kind of duress?”

-Oklahoma PTA President Jeffery Corbett, who said that 340 delegates at the Oklahoma PTA’s annual convention unanimously voted to cal for a moratorium on high-stakes testing as the basis for graduation or grade retention (Source: http://bit.ly/1rR9w4O)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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