Is the use of standardized testing improving education?

Why is it an issue?
Its an issue because some people think it is
not helping society
with the use of standardized tests some
people say that it causes
severe stress on younger students.
And the use of standardized testing
costs over 1 billion dollars.

Barack Obama

States that...
"We have piled on a lot of standardized
tests on our kids."
"Now, there's nothing wrong with
a standardized test being given occasionally
just to give a baseline of where are kids at..

Mitt Romney

Called Obama's education ad one of several
"Misleading and hypocritical attacks" Romney also
states "I think it allows us to get better schools
and teachers