Shorter New York Times: Parents need to stop freaking out about these Common Core tests. If we don't fail more children today, how will we know which teachers to fire?
Also, we didn't read any of our own coverage about the test's problematic content, the stress New York children are evincing due to these tests, or Pearson. Our kids go to the kind of schools that don't allow these tests, so it wasn't relevant to us.
And stop complaining about the private concerns making big bucks off the Common Core. They're totally research-based AND no one is making you buy Pearson materials. Wow, you all are conspiracy theorists or unionists or something.