The Testing Police
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This eBook was originally written for Val. It is also dedicated to hard working, professional educators everywhere who have to contend with the cosmic silliness that is standardized state testing.
A man stands in a courtroom, drops of sweat glistening on his brow. He stands before the judge, clutching the back of his chair as a drowning man would clutch a piece of drift wood. A tiny ball of sweat drops into his right eye. The man turns slightly to rub his eye and sees his lawyer regarding him with a glance that is part pity, part sorrow. He attempts to give his lawyer a reassuring smile but he fails. Miserably. His mouth is as dry as a prohibition era teetotaler. A tall, cold glass of water sits on the table in front of him but he is afraid to reach for it. His shaking hands would probably send the contents of the glass plunging to the floor.
His eyes are glued to the jury members as they re-enter the courtroom, his gaping mouth not doing a very good job at concealing his complete disbelief.