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Opinion: We’ve Seen Quite a Bit of Opt-Out Theatre, Now It’s Time for the Facts

At the Los Angeles Education Writers Association panel, opt-out advocate Bob Schaeffer waved a stack of papers and exclaimed the average student had to take 112 standardized tests during the course of his or her K-12 education.

It was an amusing bit of theater by Schaeffer, public education director at the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, but it was also misleading.