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I really disagree. Those tests are so narrow that if you tried to teach kids just those things, they’d have a warped and weird education. The tests are a target I hope kids can hit, but I need to teach the whole backstory, everything they need to know: how to communicate, how to write clearly, how to stand up and sound intelligent, how to think critically. The test? — my kids say, ‘I can do that.’