National Standardized Testing

GUESTS: Rep. George Miller, (D-CA) Rep. Marge Roukema, (R-NJ) The battle over President Clinton's plan for national education testing heats up this week when members of the House and Senate meet to hammer out a compromise. The Clinton plan calls for voluntary national testing of all fourth-graders in reading and all eighth-graders in math starting in 1999. The House rejected the proposal, the Senate gave it the green-light. Join Ray Suarez and guests for a look at the bitter debate over the government's role in setting educational standards, on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.



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