Frontline (03/28/02)

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John Merrow
Mark Edwards
Louis V Gerstner
Judi Hirsch

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Examination of the Bush administration's proposal for mandatory school testing in grades three through eight. Bush envisions a business model where educators set objectives, measure performance and hold students and teachers accountable for results. The quest for higher scores is changing teaching and learning in the United States, increasing federal involvement in schools and marking an unprecedented expansion in the role of tests.