AFT wants to end to ‘high-stakes testing,’ increase taxes

DETROIT – At its annual meeting in Detroit, the American Federation of Teachers called for an end to what it calls “high-stakes testing,” according to MLive.

“It’s time to restore balance in our schools so that teaching and learning, not testing, are at the center of education,” AFT President Randi Weingarten told MLive.
According to MLive, the AFT also approved resolutions to support finding more money for public-sector employees “by advocating tax policies that force the wealthy and big corporations to contribute their fair share in taxes.”
SOURCE: MLive, “American Federation of Teachers in Detroit calls for an end to high-stakes testing,” July 29, 2012
FURTHER READING: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Why ‘What’ Is Where It’s At,” July 12, 2012
Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Teaching Requires Testing,” Oct. 8, 2009