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Opinion: The Importance of Standardized Testing

Tracy Young, the new director of education at the George W. Bush Institute, argues why school testing matters to gauge student success and college readiness at a time when kids can get ribbons for just showing up.

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Tracy Young, the new director of education at the George W. Bush Institute, argues why school testing matters to gauge student success and college readiness in a time when kids can get ribbons for just showing up.

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