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Introduction: tipping the scales – social justice, the philosophy of education, and standardized testing

In cities and towns across the United States people of all ages and from all walks of life are simply refusing to administer, take, or have their children take standardized tests. The movement is bipartisan and spans socio-economic divides. Campbell’s law (quoted above) is playing out on a grand scale, and it is proving too much to take. The issue has the most experienced teachers in the country retiring or protesting. Thousands of kids a month are retreating into homeschooling. There has never really been anything like it in the history of American education.