11/15/2011

The emphasis on high-stakes standardized testing has created an abundance of paperwork that teachers in Fairfax County, Va., and elsewhere say has become too burdensome. Teachers work after school to plan classes, but they also must complete forms that detail students' lesson plans and progress, which can take five hours per class. "Every year, it's gotten worse. There's so much paperwork and documentation," one fifth-grade teacher said.

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