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"More Standardized Tests!" Ontario Parents Demand

ONTARIO: Tension is rising across Ontario as parents are expressing outrage that their children are not getting the training they need in writing standardised tests that will prepare them for future careers.

Parents are deeply concerned over the lack of class time dedicated to important areas of learning such as selecting the best multiple choice option, restating the question in your answer, shading in the entire bubble, and writing properly formatted news reports that match the picture provided.

“I’m scared,” said Margaret Taylor, a parent of three children in the public school system. “How can we, as a Canadian society, compete with the world if our students aren’t trained to successfully read over a multiple choice question to make sure their selection is the correct one?” Taylor has written to her school board demanding that an increased amount of attention be given to test prep.

“There’s a lot at stake here,” Taylor added. “I don’t want my children to enter a career without be…