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More than 40 district leaders in Illinois say they aren't ready to administer the test.

Read the state superintendent's letter about opting out.

'I hate the new reading test that we have to take in second grade'

Arne Duncan said they would be "game-changing" in public education. It didn't turn out that way.

She is believed to be the first teacher on Long Island publicly refusing to administer the tests.

'Every time I sat at the computer after I was done with the test, I would think to myself, 'I stink! I am bad at this.' No kid should feel that way about school.' Read her testimony.

The exam is the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test -- and other states are probably going to do this too.

The issue is central to the new No Child Left Behind rewrite debate.

Proctors say students knew the questions before they sat down.

The Obama administration supports it -- despite warnings from assessment experts.

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