Official: State Education Focus on Standardized Testing Hurts Job Market

State official says the longtime education focus on teaching students to pass standardized tests is having a detrimental effect on Texas’ job market.

As a Texas Workforce commissioner representing employers, Tom Pauken said he hopes to lead an effort to change that. He was in Longview on Friday promoting business and the role it plays in job creation and economic growth while addressing the Texas Business Conference at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, where about 250 business owners, managers and human resource specialists gathered. [View Article]

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