(UnitedVoice.com) – Every year, children across the country sit down for standardized tests to see how much they learned throughout the year. The exams are a good indication of which schools are failing to teach their students well and are used to hold them accountable. Democrats, however, don’t seem to understand the importance of the tests.
On Wednesday, March 10, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) joined a group of Democrats calling on Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to give states waivers for federal standardized testing. That would allow kids to move on without taking the tests. Omar claimed they’d be “prioritizing the students’ academic, and emotional well-being.” Other Liberal lawmakers were calling on the education sec to suspend the exams.
Yes! We should be prioritizing the students’ academic, and emotional well-being, not arbitrary standardized testing goals.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) March 10, 2021
These are not just exams given to children for no reason; the tests serve important purposes. It’s imperative that schools know where students stand before the next year, otherwise these children could be behind and nobody would ever notice. That may be expedient in the short-term but will not serve them well in the future.
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