Bernie Sanders: America must end high-stakes testing, finally invest in public education.
We do not need an education system in which kids are simply taught to take tests.
Under NCLB, standardized tests were utilized to hold public schools and teachers “accountable” for student outcomes.
These cuts have not been distributed equally; students of color have seen the sharpest drops in arts education.
If our children are to succeed in the 21st century economy, we need to recognize that there are no shortcuts around real investment in public education.
As president, I will address these challenges by making transformative investments that eliminate one-size-fits-all solutions and put our students, our teachers and our public schools first.
Bernie Sanders is an independent senator from Vermont and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. »