With her superintendent standing at the back of the room in support, she told lawmakers that her boy spends about 20 days a year taking tests. He and his friends have grown so accustomed to it that it has affected the way they speak, she said, noting that on Sunday morning when they discussed what to have for breakfast, he suggested “A. eggs, B. bacon. C. fruit or D. all of the above.”
That drew laughter from the audience but Willis’ fellow teacher, Erin Baker, offered more sobering effects, noting that some children suffer panic attacks, headaches or stomach sickness. Others do not take the tests seriously, randomly filling in their answers, she said.