Class Struggle: Va. and Md. schools are very popular. what gives

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 06/29/2010

If more D.C. testing is bad, why are Va., Md. schools so popular?

I have only one question for those who think Rhee heading down the wrong path adding more tests to D.C. high schools: Newcomers to the Washington area, if they have school age children, generally look to Fairfax and Montgomery counties for public schools, not D.C. Fairfax and Montgomery Counties, as well as Virginia and Maryland schools in general, have many more required tests in core subjects for high schoolers than D.C. schools do. What gives?

By Jay Mathews  |  01:48 PM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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