Today’s students lose 540 days, equivalent to three school years, to standardized testing and test prep during their K-12 years, according to Dr. Jesse Turner’s calculations. Back when, standardized tests were rare — occurring roughly three times in a school career — and test prep was forbidden, understood as it was to skew results. Students then lost 6 days, not years. Jesse Turner tells the Education Town Hall the cost, in dollars and student experience, of this 540-day loss and discusses his “Fight for 6” campaign.

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After years of weekly broadcasts, the program now focuses one show each month on local issues and one on “the BUS,” organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March.