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Gov. Jerry Brown calls for less testing of public school students

January 18, 2012 | 10:50 am

Gov. Jerry Brown, in his State of the State address Wednesday, said California public school students take too many standardized tests, and that the results of those exams are not analyzed quickly enough.

“I believe it’s time to reduce the number of tests and get the results to teachers, principals and superintendents in weeks, not months,” he said.

Brown also called for districts to have more control over their budgets, and for state lawmakers to remove requirements that districts spend money on specific programs.

“What most needs to be avoided is concentrating more and more decision-making at the federal or state level,” he said.


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-- Anthony York in Sacramento