NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 12, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(Edinburg, Texas: Jim Cummins) The opposition of one public school student to the Texas state standardized assessment test featured; scenes shown from Edinburg, Texas. [Student's father Francisco GUAJARDO- talks about his son, Mac, & his desire to protest the test.] [Macario GUAJARDO, superintendent Jose Luis SALINAS- question the test.] [Texas education agency Susan BARNES - says the state needs to gauge students' progress.] [Author Alfie KOHN- opposes focusing on raising test scores.] [Mac's MOTHER - predicts Mac will be promoted to the sixth grade.]
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