Passing end of instruction exams doesn't guarantee students' success

Published: June 3, 2012
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Regarding “Not again: A new try to weaken state graduation law” (Our Views, May 23): The U.S. education system has big problems. However, pursuing a libertarian, nihilist action plan against public education isn't the way to solve these problems. Standardized tests in public schools don't guarantee students are prepared to enter the workforce. Making provision for those who test poorly isn't a reduction of accountability. As conservatives, do we not believe in shrinking government? Why not spend our time looking for solutions instead of creating more problems for kids?

Joe Cook, Broken Arrow