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Teacher to governor: This is what I take personally

Nov 23, 2015 - Washington Post Blogs

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence recently created a mini-firestorm in his state when he was talking to teachers at an elementary school about the newly designed standardized tests called ISTEP. Noting that policymakers had expected the scores to go down because the tests were new and more difficult, he indicated that educators shouldn't take the results personally.

Of course, it's hard for teachers not to given that the results are linked to teacher evaluations, though Pence, a Republican, is suppo...