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Take Action

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1. Analyze Matthew Pietrafetta’s defense of standardized tests.

2. Explore the standardized testing debate with The Glossary of Education Reform.

3. Consider the con opinion of former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education and historian Diane Ravitch.

4. Consider how you felt about the issue before reading this article. After reading the pros and cons on this topic, has your thinking changed? If so, how? List two to three ways. If your thoughts have not changed, list two to three ways your better understanding of the “other side of the issue” now helps you better argue your position.

5. Push for the position and policies you support by writing U.S. national senators and representatives.