N.C. officials consider eliminating state exams to save money

05/27/2009 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has proposed eliminating state tests that aren't needed for graduation or mandated by federal law. The state Senate agrees and wants to ax tests on five high-school subjects, an eighth-grade computer-skills test and tests for high-school students who struggle with reading and math. But state education leaders say the tests ensure that schools teach to state standards.

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