Obama Limits Standardized Testing In The Classroom
The Obama administration wants to limit the amount of time students spend taking standardized tests to 2 percent.By Samantha Crook | October 24, 2015
President Obama announced restrictions on standardized testing in public schools on Saturday. (Video via the White House)
"When I look back on the great teachers who shaped my life, what I remember isn't the way they prepared me to take a standardized test. What I remember is the way they taught me to believe in myself, to be curious about the world, to take charge of my own learning so that I could reach my full potential," President Obama said in a White House video.
Obama expressed concern that the pressure teachers feel to teach to a test is taking away from students' experience in the classroom. (Video via U.S. Department of Education)