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Published in Print: October 11, 2000, as Parent Perspective

Parent Perspective

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Below are the percentages of parents who agreed with the following statements about their children's schools:
U.S. Boston Chicago Cleve-
L..A. N.Y.
Teachers are putting too much academic pressure on their child. 9% 9% 11% 13% 6% 8%
Their child's school requires too many standardized tests. 11 18 14 18 9 9
Questions on their child's standardized tests are so difficult that students can't be expected to answer them. 12 22 15 20 17 11
Teachers in their child's school focus so much on preparing for tests that real learning is neglected. 18 24 19 27 18 21
SOURCE: Public Agenda.

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