Here’s a fun story about a 4th grader in Central Park, Washington who was suspended for refusing to answer a question on a standardized test. Never heard of Central Park? It’s half-way between the metropolis Aberdeen (where Kurt Cobain was from and Tom Cruise once visited) and Elma. Where I am from. Population 3049 at the 2000 census.
I took piano lessons a half-mile from the school in Central Park. Not that you care. Read the story instead. I am headed for some much-needed sleep.
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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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  1. Although I don’t work directly with the WASL, I see the effects of it on the administration every year. It is indeed stressful for them, however year by year the scores are creeping upwards. To my knowledge, however, there have been no horror stories like this one at our school. If the story is true, it is indeed sad. The poor child was traumatized by a misinformed administrator.


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