NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 13, 2001
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Scarsdale, New York: Pat Dawson) The battle over standardized testing of school students featured; details given of boycotts of standardized tests in several school districts nationwide. [Scarsdale, New York, parent Leslie BERKOVITS - says she wants flexibility.] [President BUSH - talks about measuring student progress.] [Scarsdale, New York, PTA president Melanie SPIVAK, superintendent of schools Michael McGILL - say a standardized test does not measure education levels accurately.] [New York State Education Department Jim KAMADUS - says parents and the public should know how kids are doing.] [Scarsdale, New York, real estate agent Natalie WERNER - says property values depend upon good schools.]