I was really surprised to discover that private schools do not have to issue the same standardized test that the public schools do. Also home schooled kids ( Wa. state) only have to have one type of standardized test per year. Parent can choose from a list. I know that most states vary quite drastically what they require in public, private, and home schooling education.
Should all states have the same unit of measurement? Should private schools and home schooled kids have to abide by this as well? Would this help or hinder our failing educational system? Should all kids have to pass a test to graduate high school?