Season 20, Episode 14 Testing Our Schools

First Aired: March 28, 2002

Correspondent John Merrow explores mandatory standardized multiple-choice tests, a major part of President Bush's education initiative. “On the surface it's apple pie and motherhood,” according to Merrow. “Doing it turns out to be messy and fascinating.” Merrow assesses the pros and cons of “standards and accountability” in visits to schools in Massachusetts, Virginia and California; and in interviews with state education officials and Secretary of Education Rod Paige.

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