Schools cancel midterms and finals to prepare fo state tests

Schools in New Jersey are canceling their midterm and final exams to spend time preparing for the PARCC Common Core test, a state mandated test.

Schools are starting to value grades more than they do education.
Schools are starting to value grades more than they do education.

According to an article done by the Washington Post, the school estimated that they spend around 200 hours a year preparing for midterms and finals. These are tests that are sometimes created by teachers, while the state mandated exam takes more time prepare for because it could include a variety of information.

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