I was just googling on a lovely Sunday morning and came upon this 2004 article I wrote…. Perhaps you have not read it. Here it is! Even back then in 2004, we were seeing games going on in some states with graduation tests… and how they choose to get students ‘through.’ These tests were designed to make diplomas meaningful again. Yet, some policies invalidate testing and will not tell us if students actually can read and write and do math at high school levels. Again, let us ask: with these policies, are we doing the right thing for kids and for our country? I have my doubts. And you? Would love to hear!