The standardized tests called the Maryland School Assessments are coming under fire from some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials.
Republicans are fighting Republicans. Teacher unions are linking arms with tea partyers. President Barack Obama is working in tandem with big business.
The swirling lines from Linden Bateman’s pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.
Maryland School Assessment scores for elementary and middle school students have dropped this year as the state transitions to new national learning standards, according to data released Tuesday by the Maryland State Department of Education.