LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) has issued the following statement regarding the passage of a package of bills that mandates assessments and reporting requirements for the forthcoming school year, including additional standardized testing:
“My Republican colleagues have decided that at the start of the first new school year during the COVID-19 pandemic, they should add yet another standardized test to the long list of standardized tests that students will have to take. I could not — in good conscience — vote for a bill package that adds new testing requirements for students and teachers in what is already a historically challenging school year.
“What kids need this year is meaningful instructional time with their teachers, not to be sitting in front of a computer for hours on end taking standardized tests.”
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