Regarding the "Fathers Against Mothers Against WASL" group proposed Columbian columnist John Laird, I offer a quiz:
The percentage of 10th-graders passing the Washington Assessment of Student Learning in 2005 was:
A) 72 percent
B) 65 percent
C) 42 percent
The average cost for an individual 10th grade WASL is:
The WASL is taken by:
A) 4th, 7th, 10th, graders
B) 4th, 5th, 7th, 10th, graders
C) 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, graders
The "No Child Left Behind" act states that standardized testing shall be a graduation requirement in:
C) It does not require testing as a graduation requirement.
WASL will be a graduation requirement in
John Laird should:
A) Keep spouting uninformed opinions and attacking responsible parents.
B) Find a new job
C) Become an informed columnist who bases his opinions on facts rather than fluff.
Mothers against WASL:
A) Loves to spread propaganda
B) Owns stock in Nintendo and hopes to abolish homework, making more time for Pokemon
C) Includes caring, active parents who want to raise the standard of education, but fails to see how WASL accomplishes this.
The answer to each question is "C."