CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 08, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Boston: John King) President Bush's signing of an education bill with a testing plan featured; details given about the school funding and testing accountability. [BUSH - says the bill was passed because partisan politics was set aside.] [At Boston Latin School, Senator Edward KENNEDY - praises Bush's role in the legislation.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) The rebellion in some school districts against standardized tests noted. [In live interview from Boston, author Alfie KOHN - says standardized tests tend to measure what matters least and the curriculum is narrowed to prepare kids for tests; says schools are being transformed into giant "prep centers."]
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