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Why does there have to be state testing???
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Why does there have to be state testing???

This week I had to take state testing for English. This upcoming week I have to take a state test for Math. Anyway, when I was taking my English test we couldn't have phones, computers, ebooks,(Which I could understand). But we also couldn't have headphones. Why is there state testing? Also, why do they have such silly rules?

"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches a lesson."-Tom Bodett

"I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing."-Neil Gaimen

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Why does there have to be state testing???

You know what's worse? Having to go back to a public school for state testing when you're in online.

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Why does there have to be state testing???

Well I think every country has either a state or the national government(depending on whether it's a federal government or unitary one and how their education institutions are set up). As long as the educational system rests in the hand of a larger governmental institution, it's how it will be.

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Why does there have to be state testing???

State testing is just a set of statistics that decides how much money our "teachers" make off of our labor, also deciding if our labor meets the demands of the educational institutions.
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