Error shows value of standardized testing

There’s an interesting article about the huge growing movement of parents to opt kids out of standardized testing in schools taking place all across the nation in the Sept. 9 Maui News.

On Page A2 there’s a quote by Darcie Cimarusti of Highland Park, N.J., which reads: “My goal is that my daughters never take a standardized test. I see less and less value in it educationally and it being used more and more to beat teachers over the hear.”

My guess is that had the proofreader of The Maui News taken a standardized test, the spelling error would have been caught.

Chris Martin