N.Y. educators debate value of standardized testing:

03/20/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

In New York, where teachers will be evaluated in part based on standardized test scores, some are criticizing the newly adopted system, saying it could override input from principals. At a recent panel discussion on high-stakes testing, the new evaluation system was called into question, primarily for its focus on testing. Sean Feeney, a principal, called the state's standardized tests "flawed," saying they have led to a narrower curriculum.

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