Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, says a bar exam for K-12 teachers would test a person's knowledge based on the subject he or she was hired to teach. Rebecca Cook/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Nkomo Morris, a teacher at Brooklyn's Art and Media High School, works on her classroom computer in New York. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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New education standards place more emphasis on nonfiction reading and writing over fiction works. Some say this could lead students away from a passionate engagement with literature. Chris Sadowski /iStockphoto hide caption

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Garfield High School's academic dean and testing coordinator, Kris McBride, at a news conference announcing the teachers' boycott of the MAP test in Seattle on Jan. 10. Ann Dornfeld for NPR hide caption

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