Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, shows a chart that gives the progress California schools have made in testing on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Torlakson was critical of the No Child Left Behind mandates that he said don’t look at the progress students make.
Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, shows a chart that gives the progress California schools have made in testing on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Torlakson was critical of the No Child Left Behind mandates that he said don’t look at the progress students make. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, shows a chart that gives the progress California schools have made in testing on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Torlakson was critical of the No Child Left Behind mandates that he said don’t look at the progress students make. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Dan Walters

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Opinion: Test scoring of schools dismantled in California

February 15, 2015 2:10 PM

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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee